FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER STANDARD, Thursday, January 7, 1869
[NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ITEM ON PAGE OF PAPER DATED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1866 SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THIS FILM. IT IS OBVIOUSLY INCOMPLETE. -- WCT]
FULTON COUNTY DELINQUENT TAX LIST... for the year 1867 and remaining unpaid
on the 15th day of December 1868:
(Wayne Twp) BAILEY, W. H. BUNTAIN, John. BEVAN, George. BECKER, Charles. CARR, John A. COHEN, Isaac. DICKEY, William. DRAKE, E. F. FARNSWORTH, James. FOSTER, John. GLANCY, Mary. GRAUEL, John. HORN, F. M. HOLLENBECK, Thos. L. MILLER, Silas. OLDHAM, J. D. RICHARDSON & DECKARD (Grist Mill Mt. Vernon). STEWART, James. SHAFFER, Michael. SNYDER, George, heirs. SEARCH, James. STAHL, William.
(Union Twp) AULT, Andrew. BACHMAN & PUTERBAUGH. CARTER, Iven. DRAKE, E. F. ERVIN, W. C. HOLMES, A. J. JACKSON, Mary. JONES, John. JACKSON, ( ---- ). MOHLER, Andrew. MILLER, Silas. MITCHELL, C. A. McCONNEHEY, Ransom. NEWTON, Luther. SANNS, Peter. TROUTMAN, A. M. WALTER, Samuel D.
(Aubbeenaubbee Twp) BOWMAN, A. L. BOWMAN, John D. COON, John H. CAPP, Jacob. EDGINGTON, John S. FOUGHT, Samuel. HIGHLAND, Milton. HUFFMAN, Charles. HUNTER, Samuel. LAVENGOOD, Fred. LEBO, George, Est. McMILLEN, David. MOORE, James. MORRISON, Esekiel. PERSHING, D. R. PLANK, A. K. SOUTH, William. STAIR, Fredrick. SLONAKER, Levi. TRUESDALE, Henry. WIER, Alexander.
(Liberty Twp) BUSKIRK, Lawrence. BLATCHLEY, Joseph. BLOCHER, Josiah. DRAKE, E. F. GOSS, George. GRIFFIN, Susan. HENDERSON, Eliza. JENKINS, George. MORRAN, Charles. McLAUGHLIN, M. NICHOLS, E. R. NORRIS, Drusilla. PLANK, A. K.SHELTON, Jas. R. WANTASSELL, Rufus. VANBLARICAM, E. WILLIAMS, J. A.
(Rochester Twp) BROKAW, Chas. H. BLANCHARD, Amos. BOZARTH, Asa, Est. BOWELL, A. C. BACON, Isaiah A. COLLINS, Jas. M., Est. CHAPIN, James Est. CRIST, Elias. DENNISTON, E. A. FEES, Jacob. HUNTER, Charles H. MILLER, Silas. MULL, Joseph. PLANK, A. K. REITER, Susan. STETSON, Elizabeth. TRUE, Pulaski. TEETERS, Wilson. THOMAS, A. B. WILEY, Robert.
(Richland Twp) BRINEY, William. BARTLETT, John. GRUMM, M. McCOY, P. & M. A. MOW, William. PLANK, A. K. WALKER, Dean B. WALLACE, E. M. ZERBE, Jacob.
(Henry Twp) ALEXANDER, Robt. ABBOTT, Richard. COBLE, Lewis. REAM & SMITH. SUTTON, Ferdinand. SMITH, Samuel. STINSON, Elizabeth K. STINSON, James K. WRIGHT, Lucius.
(Newcastle Twp) ABBOTT, S. J. CRAFT, MAHALA, [NOTE: PAGE ENDED]
ROCHESTER STANDARD, Thursday, Januarv 14, 1869
AL. G. PUGH, Publisher.
M.E. MITE SOCIETY will meet ... at the residence of Mr. ANDREW SHEPARD...
PERSONAL. Mr. ED. HENDERSON paid our town a short visit last Tuesday and Wednesday. He reports times brisk at Anderson, Ind., where he is doing a lively business in the Drug trade...
SIDEWALK. Who will take it in hands to get up a subscription for the purpose of building a plank walk from the Depot to Main street? ...
FOUND. Rev. A. V. HOUSE found in Rochester, not more than four days ago, a pocket-book which contained money... no other papers were in it.
STORE BROKEN INTO. A. J. ANDERSON & CO.'S DRY GOODS and GROCERY STORE, in Akron, was broken into last Thursday night... No clues ...
MAN KILLED. A fight occurred between two men by the name of HAINES and BARBOUR, near Silver Lake, in Kosciusko county, last Thursday night. In the fight, Haines stabbed Barbour with a bowie knife in the left side, which penetrated the heart, killing him instantly. Haines made his escape and has not since been heard of. We were told that this Haines always bore a bad name. What caused the fracas we did not learn.
CHANGED HANDS. Mr. JAS. R. RANNELLS has sold his LIVERY STABLE, Horses and Rigs to Mr. WM. KILLEN, who will hereafter be proprietor...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, January 21, 1869
(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE W. BLAKEMORE vs MARY HOLLENBACK and JOSEPH C. IIOLLENBACK... real estate (described) ... LEVI M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff... Rochester, Dec. 28, 1868.
CLOSING OUT SALE at the Cincinnati Dry Goods Store ... my entire fall and winter Stock... LOU FEDER. Rochester, Jan. 12, 1869.
SOCIETIES. The Presbyterian Mite Society will meet ... at the -residence of
The Baptist Mite Society will meet ... at the residence of Elder LAMB...
MARRIED. By Rev. J. H. CISSEL, Jan. 14th, 1869, at the residence of MARGARET WEBBER, Mr. WILLIAM DOWNEY and Miss E. A. WARD, all of this County.
DIED. At his residence, in this place, ALEXANDER CHAMBERLAIN. Aged 81 years.
Below we give a partial history... which we copy from the Union Spy - - - - -.
NEW YORK CLOTHING, BOOT & SHOE HOUSE OF HENRY WARNER, on Main Street, in I. W. Holeman's New Building, opposite the Central House, Rochester, Ind... one door north of I. W. Holeman's Dry Goods Store ... Rochester, Jan. 9th, 1869
Livery, Sale and Feed Stable. OTIS B. HOLEMAN, (successor to Del. Ward) ...
Stable, half a square east of the Central House, Rochester, Ind... Dec. 30,
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, January 28, 1869
SOCIETIES. The M. E. Mite Society will meet ... at the residence of Mr. C. J.
The Presbyterian Mite Society will meet... at the residence of W. STURGEON.
INDICTED. About thirty indictments have been found against the saloon keepers of our town within the last week. They were sworn out by minors.
HOP. A social hop will be given at the Odd Fellows Hall, tomorrow (Friday) evening, Jan. 29th...
DISSOLUTION. The partnership heretofore existing between JEROME CARPENTER and E. S. BARNES is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The Cabinet business will be continued by E. S. Barnes ... January 25th, 1869.
NEW CABINET SHOP. BARNES & GREY, Manufacturer & Dealers in FURNITURE
AND COFFINS, Rochester, Indiana... In Mrs. MANN'S Building, One Door north of
the News Depot... Funerals in town or country will be promptly attended...
Rochester, Jan 28th, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, February 11, 1869
(Sheriff's Notice) LAVINIA McMILLAN vs WILLIAM WARDLOW ... real estate (described)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Rochester, Feb. 10th, 1869.
(Administrator's Sale) ARTHER C. SEIDELL, LYDIA A. SHORE, Admrs of the Estate of TALBOT C. SHORE, deceased ... will sell real estate (described) ... Rochester, Feb. 1st, 1869.
(Sheriff's Sale) LAWRENCE BONAWITZ vs WILLIAM ROSS... real estate (described) ... LEVI M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Rochester, Feb. 1st, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester in the south
room of JAMES ROBBINS' building on lot number fifty-one old plat J. M. DAVIDSON,
Feb. 4th, 1869.
(Application for License) to sell liquors ... in Rochester... on Main street, on the northwest corner of lot number thirty-three old plat... ADAM STOLTZ. Feb. 4th, 1869.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors ... in Rochester on Main street on the south half of the north half of lot number sevetity-seve-n new plat ... L. D. ALLEMAN. Feb. 4th, 1869.
FIRE. ANDY STRONG'S Blacksmith shop, in Akron, Ind., was consumed by fire the 30th ult., about 2 oclock. Loss, about $1,000. A new wagon and all the tools that is used in a shop of that kind, were also destroyed. It is supposed to be the work of an incendiary.
CLOSING OUT AT COST. .. entire stock of Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps, Groceries, Queensware, &c at cost. Intending to change their business... H. W. & A. D. CORNELIUS. Rochester, Feb. 4th, 1869.
SCHOOL REPORT. ... of the Principal Department of the Rochester School, for the month beginning January 4th, 1869 and ending January 26th, 1869. (names mentioned): MOLLIE ELAM, MINNIE SHRYOCK, ELLIE KEWNEY, CYNTHA BROWN, HATTIE DAVIS, ELLIE BARB, ALFA MOORE, EUNICE BARB, ELLIE WALLACE, MOLLIE HOLMES, ELLIE REX, EMMA STERNER, BELL WALTERS, BIRDIE LYON, Ma SHIELDS, EVA AULT, NETTIE GRAY, BELL HECTOR, DUDE HECTOR, LIDA BATY, LIDA STRADLEY, CLARA WALKER, FLORA HEFFLEY, MARY EMRICK, ALLIE BARB, ALLIE ALEXANDER, JENNIE DAVIS, LOU BRACKETT, MOLLIE DAVIS, MAGGIE CHAMBERLAIN, B. F. MECHLING, T. J. McCLARY, JAY SHIELDS, GEORGE MEREDITH, ALLIE HOLEMAN, GEORGE WALLACE, HORACE KEWNEY, KIRG RANNELLS, JOHN PEARSON, LYMAN BRACKETT, WALTER STICKLES, CHARLES NEWHOUSE, SILAS TRUSLOW, WILL HEFFLEY, CHARLES PLANK, B. F. DAWSON, MELVIN CORY, MEDEA SHIELDS, JOHN WALLACE, FRANK HECTOR, BENNIE HEILBRAN, IRA HEATON, EDDIE CHINN, WILL REX, PERRY JONES, WM. WALLACE, LEE KING, WILL EWING. - - - - W. H. BANTA, Teacher.
MARRIED. On the 4th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, in Miami County, by the Rev. J. R. MORRIS, assisted by Rev. W. COOL, Mr. S. M. WRIGHT, of Fulton County, and Miss HATTIE COOL.
JOHN P. MYERS, Dealer in and Manufacturer of Saddles, Harness, Collars, Whips, Curry-Combs, Brushes, &c ... Shop, north of the Central Hotel, at the sign of the Saddle and Collar, Rochester, Ind.
P. M. ASHTON, dealer in Spectacles, Reading Glasses, Goggles, Spy-glasses,
Pocket compasses, Thermometers &c ... Store, one door north of Mammoth
building, Rochester, Indiana. Rochester, Feb. 4th, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, February 18, 1869
COMMUNICATED. Editor Standard: ... The Board of Directors of the old FULTON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY met January 30th, 1868, and had under advisement, the organization of a Joint Stock Company. Mr. HOLMES submitted... Constitution of the FULTON COUNTY JOINT AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY... [in full] ...[names mentioned]: Mr. MOWE, ... Wayne Tp., SIMON WHEELER. Union Tp., ISAIAH SLICK, A. D. TONER, THOMAS WHALEN. Aubbee Tp., JOHN LEITER. Liberty Tp., JAMES MARTIN, JOEL TOWNSEND and A. J. SUTTON. Rochester Tp., EMERICK GILLOTT, C. H. ROBBINS, A. J. HOLMES, LAFAYETTE TRUE, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS and JACOB LEITER. Richland Tp ., DAVID MOW, B. A. EIDSON and WM. TRIBBETT. Henry Tp., ABNER THOMPSON., ABRAHAM GRINDLE and PLEASANT VICEROY. Newcastle Tp., JOHN EMMONS, GEORGE PERCHBAUCHER, HENRY HAIMBAUGH . . . Mr. WILSON, Mr. PENCE, STURGEON...
MITE SOCIETY. The Presbyterian Mite Society will meet ... at the residence of
IMPROVEMENTS. Mr. J. R. BOYCE, is putting up a BLACKSMITH SHOP, on the north side of the Akron road near the R.R. Depot; and will be ready for business next Monday. Mr. Boyce, we are told, is a No. 1 Blacksmith, and warrants satisfaction to all ... Also, L. M. DOWNEY is building a business house on the lot directly south of Sargeant's brick building, which will be finished by the lst of March...
AUCTION ROOM. Messrs. BURNS & SMITH wishes to inform the public and the people in general, that they have opened up an auction room, on the east side of Main Street, in the room formerly occupied by GREY'S DRY GOODS STORE, three doors south of Wallace & Chapin's Store, Rochester, Indiana... Ready-made Clothing, Boots & Shoes, Dry Goods, Notions &c, which will be sold to the highest bidder...
DIED. In this place, Sunday morning, Feb. 14th, 1869, of consumption, MARGARET, wife of the Hon. JESSE SHIELDS, of this place.
Mrs. Shields was buried last Tuesday at 2 oclock p.m. Services by the Rev. A. V. HOUSE. Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. She leaves a husband, three children and a host of friends to mourn the loss of a good wife, an amiable mother and a firm friend.
PREACHING. Rev. A. J. CLARK will preach in the Court House, in this place, Wednesday evening, March 3d, 1869 ...
Also there will be preaching at the Presbyterian Church, next Sunday...
MARRIED. On Sunday the 11th, inst., at the residence of E. KIRTLAND, by Esq Kirtland, Mr. HARRY REED, of this place, and Miss KIZIAII BARRICK, of Warsaw, Ind...
DOWN TOWN. Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN wishes to inform his customers, and the public in general, that he has now on hand a large stock of all Custom Made Boots & Shoes, and also is manufacturing daily, all kinds of Boots & Shoes ... Mr. Z. intends to move his Stock in a few days to his new building, two doors north of Fred Fromm's Grocery store... Shop at present, two doors north of Cornelius Bro's Dry Goods Store, Rochester., Indiana.
DIED. At his residence, one mile south of this place, last Saturday evening,
of Apoplexy, Mr. RALPH SMITH, aged 59 years.
His funeral took place last Monday at 1 oclock p.m., and was attended by a large number of friends and relations, and was buried in honor of Odd Fellowship. He was one among the oldest members of that Lodge in this place. As a citizen and an upright honest man, Fulton Co., had none better. He leaves a family, and a host of friends to mourn the loss of a husband and father, and a true and honest citizen.
(Notice of Sale of Lands Mortgaged to the School Fund) ... real estate
(described) ... [different parcels mortgaged by]: HENRY GINTHER; CALEB STRADLEY;
MICHAEL STORM and MARY STORM, his wife; JOSEPH DAGGETT and MARY DAGGETT, his
wife; J. M. HENDRICKS and ELIZA J. HENDRICKS, his wife; HENRY ALEXANDER and
SARAH ALEXANDER, his wife ... DAN AGNEW, Auditor. Rochester, Feb. 22 '69.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, March 4, 1869
PARTNERSHIP. CARR & HOOBER, have formed a partnership in the Carpenter Business, and are prepared to make contracts for building houses, or any other kind of carpenter work... They intend to have a large force of workmen in their employ, and will push all contracts taken right along...
DIED. At her father's residence three miles south-west of Rochester, Tuesday,
March 2d, 1869, of Consumption, Miss HATTIE ORR, daughter of Mr. GEO. W. ORR.
Aged 18 years 2 months and 25 days.
Also a few days ago in South Bend, Ind., of the same disease, Miss NANK AULT, formerly a resident of this County.
At his residence, near Rochester, Feb. 20th, of Apoplexy, R. R. SMITH.
Mr. Smith was a Charter Member of Taylor Lodge, No. 36 located in Rochester, and organized March 29th 1859. As a Temperance man he was purely radical, loving the right for its sake, and could bear no compromise with policy or expedience, to prohibition being his watchword and the inspiration of his heart.... During his connection with the Order, he filled the highest office with honor and ability, and was twice chosen as representative to the Grand Lodge ... C. J. STRADLEY, M. J. MOORE, Com.
CONDOLENCE. Rochester, Ind. Feb. 28th, 1869 "' Rochester Lodge No. 74,
I.O.O.F. ... our late Brother, R. R. SMITH ... JEROME CARPENTER, C. J. STRADLY,
VERNON GOULD, Com.
Rochester, Ind. Feb. 26th, 1869. Hall of Taylor Lodge, No. 36, I.O.G.T... Brother ... RALPH R. SMITH ... that we offer Sister Smith and family... our heartfelt condolence...
W. H. LINE, E. R. HERMAN, W. H. BANTA, Com.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, March 11, 1869
WALLACE & CHAPIN have removed their Dry Goods Store, one door north of
the old stand.
FISH. JO. WEIDNER, will have in a few days fresh Lake Fish. He proposes to keep a supply on hands all the time, and will supply the trade here ...
DISSOLUTION. The partnership of GEO. W. TRUSLOW & CO. is this day dissolved by mutual consent ... will be continued hereafter in the Store room of LYON & KENDRICK... under the superintendence of G. W. TRUSLOW... G. W. TRUSLOW, D. W. LYON, F. K. KENDRICK.
FIRE. On Sunday morning last about 3 oclock the citizens of our usually quiet
town were aroused from the arms of Morpheus by the sharp clang of the "Fire
Bell''-- that most to be dreaded of all sounds-- accompanied by the exciting cry
of fire! Upon reaching the neighborhood of the fire, the all devouring flames
could be seen ascending Heavenwards from the roof of the dwelling of our fellow
citizen A. J. EDWARDS. By the united efforts of citizens and the Hook &
Ladder Co., the flames were finally extinguished without fully destroying the
building. The contents of the house were saved, also the Kitchen adjoining the
... An Engine would prove a valuable auxilliary to the fire company, and they should have one ...
The fire originated from a pine ash-box placed against the side of the building. No insurance.
COMMISSIONERS COURT... (Ordered payment of $35,000 for the CHICAGO,
CINCINNATI & LOUISVILLE RAILROAD which has been substantially completed) ...
JOHN ELAM filed appeal bond against said order, with JAMES MARTIN and H. B.
JAMISON as sureties.
Payments to township trustees: DAVID McCAUGHEY, Wayne. THOMAS WILSON, Union. JOHN LEITER, Aubb. E. J. DELP, Liberty. JOHN ELAM, Rochester. ISAAC HIATT, Richland. JAS. DAWSON, Henry. J. W. BLACK, Newcastle.
MARK BOWEN and DERRY E. SHORE were exempt from paying Poll Tax, on account of physical disability.
(names mentioned): MONROE DRITT, MARK COLLINS, J. A. LOVE, PAUL STOCKBARGER, McMAHAN, KEELY, ELAM, SOL. B. WAGONER, J. S. WILLIVER, PETER F. BRUNCK, W. J. MILLER, JNO. GREGORY, ANDREW OLIVER, GEO. TIPTON, JAMES CLARK, JACOB OXTER, B. C. WILSON, JESSE CLARK, D. MOW, JACOB M. STAHL, H. S. FOOTE, Atty.,
Retailers License to sell ... liquors, were granted to ADAM STOLTZ and L. D. ALLEMAN, of Rochester.
Grand Jurors for August and Feb. Terms: R. T. BEATTIE, HIRAM WAGONER, WM. REAM, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, HENRY HOOVER, B. STAMM, DAVID LOUGH, W. J. MILLER, JOHN JOHNSON, ISAAC MEREDITH, BENJAMIN GLICK, M. V. COPLEN... and ANDREW DUKES, CHRIST CAMPBELL, W. H. DAVIDSON, PHILLIP RADER, WM. CULVER, JOHN HENDERSON, C. S. GRAHAM, JOHN AYDELOTT, D. RALSTIN, JOHN HAIMBAUGH, C. HAIMBAUGH, SIMON WHEELER.
The Board entered into a contract with Dr. BIGLOW, of Silver Lake, and agreed to pay him $100 to permanently care ROSANNA LAWRENCE, a pauper, of Fits...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, March 18, 1869
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION... met in Convention in the Court House, in Rochester,, Ind., ... (names mentioned) A. J. HOLMES, H. B. JAMISON, LEWIS B. CONGER, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, I. WALKER, W. H. DAVIDSON, M. R. SMITH, E. STURGEON, CHAS. B. LASSELLE, STEPHEN DAVIDSON...
FOR SALE. A good Horse and Buggy for Sale. Call on, or address JOSH. LEWALLEN, Rochester, Ind.
SEWING MACHINE. F. M. ASHTON is Agent for the Florence Sewing Machine...
MARRIED. On Wednesday morning last, at the residence of H. B. JAMISON, by
Rev. J. H. CISSEL, Mr. JOHN G. SHAFFER, of Rochester, and Miss ELIZABETH B.
STEVENS, of Peru, Ind.
John and his better half started the same day for the West, where they intend to remain if everything is favorable.
COTTAGE & LOT FOR SALE ... A. H. McDONALD, Rochester, Ind.
SPRING TERM of the ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL will begin April Sth, 1869 ... Miss ANGIE MOORE, will take charge of the Intermediate and Mr. S. R. MOON, of the Primary... W. H. BANTA, Principal.
EXHIBITION. There will be given a LITERARY AND MUSICAL EXHIBITION at the Court House on Monday Evening, March 22nd, 1869, by the Pupils of the Rochester School ...
SCHOOL REPORT... for the month beginning Jan. 27th and ending Feb. 23d ...
Rochester School: (names mentioned): MOLLIE ELAM, MINNIE SHRYOCK, ELLA KEWNEY,
CYNTHA BROWN, HATTIE DAVIS, ELLA BARB, EUNICE BARB, ELLA WALLACE, MOLLIE HOLMES,
ELLA REX, EMMA STERNER, BELLE WALTERS, BIRDIE LYON, MAY SHIELDS, EVA AULT,
NETTIE GRAY, DUDE HECTOR, LIDA STRADI,EY., CLARA WALKER, FLORENCE HEFFLEY, MARY
EMRICK, ALLIE ALEXANDER, ALLIE BARB, JENNIE DAVIS, LOUISE BRACKET, MOLLIE DAVIS,
MAGGIE CHAMBERLAIN, JOSE STURGEON, MOLLIE HORTON, TELLA LYON, MATTIE REES, B. F.
MFCHLING, R. J. McCLARY, JAY SHIELDS, GEO. MEREDITH, GEO. WALLACE, HORACE KEWNEY,
KIRG RANNELLS, JOHN PEARSON, LYMAN BRACKET, CHAS. NEWHOUSE, SILAS TRUSLOW, WM.
HEFFLEY, CHAS. PLANK, B. F. DAWSON, MELVIN CORY, MEDEA SHIELDS, JOHN WALLACE,
FRANK HECTOR, BENNIE HEILBRAN, IRA HEATON, EDDIE CHINN, WM. REX, PERRY JONES,
WM. WALLACE, LEE KING. W. H. BANTA, Teacher.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, March 25, 1869
(Administrator's Notice) RILEY RICHARDSON appointed Administrator of the Estate of THOMAS WALLING, deceased, late of Fulton County. March 18, 1869.
V. ZIMMERMAN, has purchased the new building just north of Fred Fromm's new building, and will move his BOOT AND SHOE SHOP into it as soon as it is completed which will be in a short time.
ROBT. WALLACE is having his business block remodeled into a HOTEL ...
ELECTIONS... Candidates for Rochester Tp: For Trustee, CALVIN VANTRUMP, for Constables, D. M. RANNELLS, N. G. HUNTER, M. B. GLICK and G. F. WAGONER, for Supervisor, BENJAMIN GLICK.
We neglected unintentionally, to notice in our last weeks issue, the death of Mrs. MEREDITH, wife of Uncle PETER MEREDITH, of this place, who died on Monday morning, March 8th 169, after a long and severe spell of sickness.
FESTIVAL. The Good Templars will have a Festival on next Monday evening, March 29th... in the basement Room of the Odd Fellows Building...
SELECT SCHOOL. The 4th Term of the School taught in the Mammoth Building, will commence April Sth, and continue eleven weeks... J. E. HILTON, Teacher.
CARR & HOOVER, Carpenters and Joiners, Rochester, Indiana... DAVID P.
CARR, HENRY HOOVER.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, April 1, 1869
WAGONS WAGONS! The cheapest and best Wagons in Rochester are for sale at SAM HEFFLEY's Shop one square south of the Court House... April lst, 1869.
The POST OFFICE has been removed to the building opposite C. Hoover's Cabinet Shop, west side Main Street, Mrs. Mann's building. It is a right move in a right direction, for in a back part of a Dry Goods Store, is no place for a Post Office.
We were mistaken last week in saying that all was quiet about the POST OFFICE here. A Petition has been sent to Washington, to have CHARLEY STRADLEY removed, and put another in his stead. But we understand that a remonstrance has also been sent up, with more names than the petition had on against the removal of Stradley...
MARRIED. -On Monday, March 29th, near Argos, Ind., at the residence of the
bride's father, by Rev. Mr. KAMERER, of Plymouth, Mr. HANK HOOVER, of Rochester,
and Miss CATHARINE LOLMAUGH, of Marshall county.
-On March 25th, at the residence of the brido's father, by Rev. C. KERRY, Mr. NEWTON WOODFIELD, of Marion County, and Miss LAURA PENCE, of Fulton County...
DIED. In Pleasant Grove, this county, March 26th, 1869, of Typhoid Fever, Mrs. SARAH JACKSON, wife of A. T. JACKSON, aged 42 years 6 months and 13 days.
CONDOLENCE. Hall of Eden Lodge, No. 69, I.O.O.F. Pleasant Grove, March 27th,
1869. ... death of our late sister, Mrs. SARAH JACKSON, wife of Bro. A. T.
JACKSON ... W. T. CLELAND, C. S. GRAHAM, A. R. THOMPSON, Com.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, April 15, 1869
(Sheriff's Sale) PETER SANNS vs JOHN YOUNG and DAVID YOUNG... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Rochester, Mar. 14th, 1869.
SAM O. BEEBER, House Painter and Grainer... Orders left at A. K. Plank's Drug Store, will receive early attention.
The funeral of Mrs. MARTIIA STURGEON LAMBERT, will be preached by the Rev. Mr. PATTINSON, at the Presbyterian Church on next Sunday, at 10-1/2 A.M.
RAILROAD. Several car loads of Railroad iron passed through town last Tuesday. It is to be used in completing the road BETWEEN HERE AND PERU. We were told that the cars would be running through to Peru in about two weeks.
Wheat is selling in this place for $1.10, Flour for $2.75, Butter 25 to 30 cts per pound. Eggs 12-1/2 cts per doz. Potatoes 35 to 40 cts per bushel.
CHICAGO, CINCINNATI AND LOUISVILLE RAILROAD TIME TABLE Arr Rochester 11:45 a.m.., Leave Rochester 1:15 p.m., E. H. SCOTT, Superintendent.
WANTED. Mrs. J. S. CHAPIN, will pay cash for Ladies Hair, at WALLACE & CHAPIN'S Store ...
Mr. RICHARD BETZ we can safely recommend as a first class carpenter, for proof of which, we refer all to the work done in Ashton's Jewelry Store... Mr. Betz and JOS. CARR have formed a copartnership in the carpenter business ...
NEW STORE. Messrs. KOCH & CO. wishes to inform the public that they have just received from the east a splendid stock of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry... They have engaged the services of a first-class workman ... Their place of business is two doors south of Hoover's Furniture Store ...
Mr. LEVI MERCER, while driving a Livery Team, last Saturday, on Main street, the neck yoke came loose from the poll of the buggy, scaring the horses they started to run, and ran against a wagon standing on the street, upset the buggy, throwing Mr. M. out upon his head on the ground, severely injuring him and for awhile it was thought it would prove fatal, but we learn he is now improving slowly.
NEW ROOM. ASHTON has removed his Jewelry Store, into his new room, one door north of Lauer & Deichman's Clothing Store...
I.O.O.F. CELEBRATION AND PICNIC. The ODD FELLOWS of Fulton and adjoining
counties will celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Odd Fellowship in the United
States at Rochester, Monday, April 26, 1869.
The Order at Peru, Winamac, Pleasant Grove, Argos, Plymouth and Laporte ... intend to attend... and it is expected that one thousand Odd Follows will be in procession on that occasion.
Cev. W. J. CHAPLIN, editor Odd Fellows' wreath, Chicago, has accepted the invitation as orator of the Day. Special trains will be run from Laporte to Rochester, and return. A. J. HOLMES, V. GOULD, J. W. DAVIS, D. MOW, JONAS MYERS, Comm.
FULTON COUNTY JOINT STOCK AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY... met at the
Court House ... April 10th... (names mentioned): JOHN PENCE, DAN AGNEW, Mr.
SHELTON, ROBT. WALLACE, ...
The Society elected the following Directors: Wayne, SIMON WHEELER. Union, WILLIAM BENNETT. Aubb., to be appointed. Liberty, JAMES MARTIN. Rochester, A. J. HOLMES, ROBT. WALLACE and JOHN PENCE. Richland, DAVID MOW. Henry, ABNER THOMPSON. Newcastle, GEORGE PERSCHBAUCHER.
The following officers were chosen: President, JOHN PENCE, Secretary, DAN. AGNEW, Treasurer, D. W. LYON.
(other names mentioned): M. DANZIGER, HUGH LUCAS, WM. STURGEON, C. A. MITCHELL, F. W. STOCK, WM. MACKEY, N. L. LORD, B. C. WILSON, JOHN W. DAVIS.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, April 22, 1869
Mr. STEINER, formerly of Lima, Ohio, has opened a CONFECTIONERY STORE, one door north of the Union Bakery, Ashton's old stand.
A SOCIAL HOP will be given in Angerman's room, formerly occupied by OSGOOD'S HARNESS SHOP, on Monday evening, April 26th, 1869, supper at Mrs. Hasslers Eating House. Music by Rochester German String Band...
Don't forget that Wallace & Chapin have in their employ, Miss MOLLIE SMITH, who does cutting and all kinds of Milliner work in the latest style.
PUBLIC SALE. The undersigned will sell at Public Auction, on Main Street near Lyon & Kendricks Store, on Monday the 26th day of April 1869, all of his Household and Kitchen Furniture ... JOSEPH CARR.
DEATHS IN PLEASANT GROVE. During the past winter, several families in
Pleasant Grove have suffered the most sad and melencholly bereavements by
sickness and death that the citizens of this place have ever been called to
The following deaths have all been caused by the same disease. In the first place it was termed Typhoid Fever, but since, we learned it has been called a foreign disease, that this country has had little experience in.
So far it has proved fatal in every instance but one.
-On Tuesday, January 5th, 1869, Mrs. SUSAN PHILLIPS, wife of the late PHINEHAS PHILLIPS, departed this life in the 55th year of her age. Mrs. Phillips has long been a resident of this place and vicinity, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She possessed one of the most mild and gentle dispositions that human nature is heir to. She was ever a friend in sickness and in health, and with her death, the people of this place have lost one of their truest friends.
-On Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 1869, Miss RACHEL PHILLIPS, daughter of the above named, departed this life in the 20th year of her age. Ever like her mother, she was kind and affectionate, and was loved and respected by both young and old. She bore her affliction without a murmer or complaint ...
-On Tuesday, March 23rd Mrs. AMANDA PHILLIPS, wife of J. C. PHILLIPS, after a lingering illness of ten weeks, departed this life in peace. Aged 21 years, 11 months and 26 days. She was joined in marriage to her surviving husband on the 27th of September last with bright and flattering hopes of the future...
-On Tuesday March 26th, Mrs. SARAH JACKSON, wife of A. T. JACKSON, departed this life aged 42 years 7 months and 13 days. She has long been a loved and esteemed neighbor in this place, and leaves an afflicted family and numerous friends to share her loss ...
-On Tuesday the 6th inst., Miss BELLE JACKSON, daughter of the above named A. T. JACKSON, departed this life in her 15th year of her age...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, May 6, 1869
(Sheriff's Sale) HEUSTIS & HAMILTON vs ELLIS WILSON... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. May 5th, 1869.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors ... in Rochester on the south
half of lot No. seventy-seven new plat... J. M. DAVIDSON, WELLINGTON ADAMS. May
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors in Pleasant Grove on the north-east corner of lot No. 19... JESSE KALER, May 5th, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Rochester in the north room of the Mammoth building, south half of lot No. sixty-one old plat... JOSEPH WEIDNER. May 5th, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquor ... in Rochester in the north half of lot No. forty-seven old plat... JOHN GAST. May 5th, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester in the south room of the south half of lot number twenty-six old plat. ELIAS LOY, C. A. HAWLEY. May 5th, 1869.
ORDINANCE. ... to lay out and open a street... BENJAMIN S. LYON, DAVID P. CARR and DAVID S. ROSS, three disinterested freeholders of said Town, are hereby appointed Commissioners ... (names mentioned): HENRY B. JAMISON, JOHN ELAM, SIDNEY KEITH,, FRANK B. ERNSPERGER, JAMES T. LONG, MARY A. TRUSLOW, ANDREW J. HOLMES, J. FREDERICK FROMM, SAMUEL GATES, DANIEL W. JONES, CHARLES BECKER, NOAH GOUDY... F. B. ERNSPERGER, Prest, GEO. W. SCHILLING, Clerk. April 27th, 1869.
SHERIFFIS SALE. Sheriff Montgomery will commence the sale at Auction, on Tuesday, May 18th, 1869, the contents of the Drug Store, known as the ELEPHANT DRUG STORE, formerly owned by J. M. ROBINSON... The auction will be in the room formerly occupied by Jesse SHIELDS DRY GOODS STORE.
There is a spirit of improvement, both public and private, going on in our thriving place just now. The CATHOLICS are engaged in erecting a very neat CHURCH, in Lyon & Kendrick's addition. The workmen have the frame up, and are pushing the work forward rapidly. .. The ground has been broke for MASONIC HALL, and the work is commenced in earnest. Many private residences are in course of erection.
FOR SALE. A good House and Lot, on Jefferson Street near the Odd Fellows Hall, East side of the street. The house has four rooms, back Porch and good Cellar and Well. The Lot is high and corners on an Alley, and is a large size Lot, and near the business portion of Rochester. For further particulars and terms, inquire at the Standard Office.
ESTRAYED. from the undersigned living in Newcastle Tp., Fulton Co., on last Friday, April 30th, '69, three Colts ... WM. S. LINCII, May Sth, 1869.
The funeral of A. J. HOLMES, whose death was noticed last week, took place
from the residence of the deceased on Saturday, the 1st day of May, under the
supervision of the Masonic Fraternity, assisted by order of Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, and Firemen.
Notwithstanding the day was uncomfortably cold, and rain fell incessantly almost, by 10 oclock the streets were crowded with friends from the country, and neighboring towns. At that hour the Stores, Offices, and Business Houses, of the citizens were closed.
The funeral procession was formed in the following order, and passed from the late residence of the deceased to the Baptist Church.1st, Rochester Silver Band, 2d, Hook & Ladder protection company in full uniform, 3d, Independent Order of Odd Fellows in full regalia, 4th Masonic Order, in full regalia, 5th, Hearse bearing the remains of the deceased, accompanied by pall bearers, 6th, Carriage containing the relations and friends of the deceased, 7th, Strangers and citizens. Arriving at the Church the near relatives of the deceased and a considerable number of members of the order, gained admittance, while the greater portion of them together with citizens, were compelled to seek shelter elsewhere, as the Church could not hold but a tithe of the vast concourse of people.
The funeral Sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. LAMB.
After the services at the Church, the procession was reformed in the same order, and passed down main street, to millcreek street, and into the Odd Fellows grave yard, the Band meanwhile playing a Solemn Dirge.
All present, was duly impressed with the solemnity of the occasion, and many were the regrets expressed at the untimely death, and irreparable loss of one of Rochester's most gifted, and highly esteemed citizens.
CONDOLENCE.Baptist Church... on May 2d, 1869... death of Brother A. J. HOLMES... T. G. LAMB, Pastor. J. S. CLOUSE, Clerk.
ALLEMAN WOOLEN FACTORY, Tippecanoetown... we will exchange for Wool at the
Factory or at A. L. ALLEMAN & CO'S CABINET STORE, two doors south of the
Parker House, Plymouth, Ind.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, May 13, 1869
ORATION, Delivered at the Baptist Church in this place, at the Funeral of A. J. HOLMES by E. H. BARRY, G.S. I.O.O.F.... [2-1/2 columns front page] ... Bro. HOLMES was admitted into Rochester Lodge, No. 47, July 12, 1856... [sets forth deceased's accomplishments as an Odd Fellow - - - -]
ANOTHER RAILROAD THROUGH FULTON COUNTY. The MUSKATINE KEWANEE AND EASTERN RAILROAD. We give below the proceedings of a meeting of the corporators of said road held at Henry, Illinois, on the 29th ult. also a letter to our fellowtownsman W. STURGEON Esq...
The track is all laid on the C. C. & L. Railroad, and regular trains will be run over the entire length of the road in a few days.
Our usually quiet town, was thrown into great excitement, the other day, by the appearance of a real Velocipede, passing down Main Street, at a rapid gait. The thing come unannounced and unlooked for, and took us all by surprise.
Did you see the new SODA FOUNTAIN, just received at PLANK'S DRUG STORE. It is
the finest Fountain ever brought to this city.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, May 20, 1869
The city "Fathers" have concluded not to interfere with the beautiful SHADE TREES in the COURT HOUSE yard. They will be permitted to grow, notwithstanding some heartless persons are anxious to have them cut down.
LIME FOR SALE. A. MIESCH, formerly of Huntington, Indiana, has opened a lime house in this place, on Main st., two doors south of G. M. Sergents brick building. He keeps Huntington Lime, which is said by plasterers and masons, to be the best in the State...
NASTY. The new Board of Trustees, at the bidding of the Rochester Spy, have
"put a stopper on Fulton Street," ... The public demands that the
STREET be opened, and it is hoped that the spy, and the Board, will reconsider
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, May 27, 1869
MITE SOCIETY. The Baptist Mite Society meets... at the residence of S. KEITH.
At a regular meeting of Fulton Lodge, No. 69, F. & A. M. In view of the death of Bro. JAMES LOWELL (a member of Wabash Lodge) whose remains were interred on the 16th day of May, 1869... Com.
To say that the WALLACE HOUSE is a first class Hotel, would be simply reiterating the sentiment expressed by all the guests...
Ice Cream and Soda water, can be had at all times at Mrs. HASLER'S ICE CREAM SALOON. In addition ... warm or cold meals can be had at all hours ... second door north of D. S. Gould's Dry Goods Store.
DISSOLUTION. ... the Copartnership heretofore existing between H. B. JAMISON & ANDREW J. HOLMES, under the firm name of JAMISON & HOLMES, was on the 19th day of April, 1869, dissolved by the death of said Andrew J. Holmes ...
SCHOOL MEETING ... The present building would perhaps contain three hundred
students with sufficient room for recitation. There is between four and five
hundred children within the Corporation at the last enumeration, and the number
has increased rapidly since then, until we would be safe in saying that there
are at the present time fifty more...
... meeting was held at the School House on Friday evening May 21st, '69 for the purpose of adopting a place for furnishing the necessary additional School room... [names mentioned]: Rev. N. L. LORD, DAN. AGNEW, WM. STURGEON, Dr. HARTER, B. S. LYON, Dr. ROBBINS...
(Administrator's Notice) ISAAC PUNTIOUS appointed Administrator of the Estate of JOHN DICKERHOFF, late of Fulton County, deceased. May 25th, 1869.
Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, Physician and Surgeon, Rochester, Indiana. Would say... that he will continue in the practice at the old office of ROBBINS & HARTER.
WALLACE HOUSE, by R. WALLACE, Rochester, Indiana is
strictly a first-class Hotel ... large well ventilated rooms ... May 25, 1869.
1 have just opened FERROTYPE ROOMS over F. B. Ernsperger's Store... Having
had TEN years experience in the business ... JAMES MARSTON, Jr., Artist.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, June 3, 1869
Another Velocipede made its appearance in town last Wednesday. It can be hired at 25 cts per hour. Call at the Central house.
MARRIED. June 2d, 1869, at the office of HERMAN & KIRTLAND, by E. R.
HERMAN, Esq., PAUL SCHWARTZ and CHARLOTTE MOON. All of this County.
W. R. HENDERSON, Esq. - As one of the results of the great revival, we are informed that this promising young attorney seriously contemplates abandoning the law to enter the ministry...-- -Ind. Sentinel.
If he pitches into sinners as he did into the Rads of Fulton County last fall, he will soon demolish Satan's kingdom, and build up that of the Redeemer.
CONDOLENCE. Fulton Lodge No. 79 F. and A. M.... our beloved brother, A. J. HOLMES... H. B. JAMISON, VERNON GOULD, C. H. HARTER, Committee.
Dr. JAMES TOLERTON, Physician & Surgeon, Rochester, Indiana (Late Surgeon
129th Regt., Ind. Vols) ... Office on Main St., over F. B. Ernsperger's store.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, June 17, 1869
(Commissioner's Sale) ENOCH STURGEON, Commissioner will sell real estate (described) at his Law Office, second floor Shields new brick building...
(Sheriff's Sale) HESTER DUNHAM vs JOHN C. BELOW...real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. June 10th, 1869.
ASHTONIS BAZAR! opposite the Court House, Rochester, Ind. F. M. ASHTON. June 16th, 1869.
Spring Styles just received ... WALLACE & CHAPIN.
For the best bargains in Dry Goods and Groceries, call at the HOOSIER STORE, kept by JESSE SHIELDS...
JUSTICE COURT. Before E. R. FIERMAN, Justice, for resisting officers, HENRY
FISHER was arrested, cause dismissed for insufficiency of affidavit.
ISAIAH FISHER for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, fined $1.00 and cost.
Marshal HUDSON STILES charged with an assault and battery. Arraignment were, and plea of not guilty. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and also a voice of thanks to the Marshal, for the faithful discharge of duty.
Civil action - SAMUEL FARNOR vs C. P. HINMAIN, on account. Judgment for plaintiff... new trial granted.
EDWARD WEED, for drunkeness and disorderly conduct, fined $1.00 and cost of suit.
ELLIS WILSON, on complaint for surety of the peace recognized to appear at the next term of Common Pleas Court.
COMMISSIONERS COURT. Liquor License were granted to ANDY GAST, JOHN GAST, J.
DAVIDSON, LOY & HAWLEY and JOS. WEIDNER of Rochester Tp., and JESSE KALER,
of Pleasant Grove.
... [names mentioned]: Mr. SUTTON, N. G. HUNTER, JOHN VANMETER, OBED ALLEN, B. C. WILSON, JESSE CLARK, D. MOW, A. B. ALLEN, R. WHEELER, W. J. MILLER, ALFRED MARTIN, MARK COLLINS, JOSEPH A. LOVE, PAUL STOCKBERGER, MONROE DRITT, W. S. LYNCH, A. GROVE, ISAAC BARKMAN, SIMEON WHEELER, SAML. ROUCH, WALTER SCOTT, W. J. MILLER, ANDY OLIVER, J. F. GREGORY, PETER F. BRUNCK.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, June 24, 1869
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES of Fulton County from June lst, 1868 to May 31st, 1869... DAN AGNEW, Auditor F.C.
DANCE... at the WALLACE HOUSE, on Thursday Eve., July lst, 1869... R. WALLACE.
Go to SYCAMORE STATION, if you want to celebrate the 4th of July. A grand time is anticipated. Saturday, July 3d is the time. Everybody and his family are cordially invited to participate.
The ROCHESTER SILVER BAND consolidated with the BRASS BAND, occasionally discourses their soul-stirring strains of Heavenly music, for the benefit of threares, festivals, pic-nics &c ....
At the last term of the Common Pleas Court of this County, a bill of divorce was granted in the case of BYRON WOOD vs JANE WOOD. Since then a letter has been received by the Clerk of the Court here, asking the grounds of divorce; stating also that the Plaintiff had been living with the Defendant all the time during the pendency of the cause in the State of New York. What unlimited jurisdiction Indiana has in divorce causes.
ACCIDENTS. A little son of PORTER OWEN living some four miles in the country,
was thrown from a horse, on Tuesday last, and badly mangled. Drs. WHITE &
SPOHN the attending physicians,think there is hope of his recovery.
D. P. CARR, house joiner, while shingling a house, fell from a scaffolding, and had his nose fearfully cut, and otherwise injured. Dr. ROBBINS skillfully dressed the mangled proboscis, and it is doing well.
LOU FEDER shipped to the effat.(?) last Monday, twelve thousand pounds of
Wool, and expects to ship that much more during the Wool season.
LAUER & DEICHMAN are packing Wool, and expect to ship about fourteen thousand pounds this week. They also have a large lot engaged, which is to be delivered soon.
G. M. SERGENT shipped during the year 1868, 52,500 pounds of Butter and Eggs, to New York City, and expects to double that this year.
IMPROVEMENTS. Dr. DANZIGER is putting up a magnificent business house on Main
HARTER and DAVIS are pushing on with their Warehouse.
Mr. E. BARNES is finishing up a neat brick residence on Monroe Street.
Mr. CRAVENS is putting up a neat brick(?) residence on Main Street.
Mrs. BRACKET is building an excellent residence in the south part of town.
F. REICHTER is finishing off his Store room in fine style.
There is quite a number of residences in progress of building, in the south part of town, the owners of whom we do not know.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, July 1, 1869
(Sheriff's Sale) BENARD TROUTMAN and AUGUSTIS TROUTMAN vs FRANCIS A. and
ELIAS PECK... real estate (described) ... To satisfy a Mortgage and Judgment in
favor of C. H. REEVE and the Defendants and herein assigned by him to MEYER
BROTHERS & CO... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. June 29th 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, July 8, 1869
CHURCH DIRECTORY. Baptist Church.- On Main Street, east side. Rev. Mr. LAMB,
Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 10-1/2 a.m.., and at 7-1/2 oclock p.m. Sabbath
School at 9 oclock a.m.
Methodist Church -- On Main Street, west side; Rev. J. H. CISSEL, Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 10-1-2 a.m., and at 7-1/2 oclock p.m. Sabbath School at 2 oclock p.m.
Presbyterian Church-- On Jefferson Street, west side; Rev. W. PATTINSON Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 10-1/2 a.m. and at 71/-2 oclock p.m. Sabbath School at 9 oclock A.M.
VALEDICTORY. With the present issue, our relation with the ROCHESTER STANDARD
as its editor ceases ...
The paper goes into the hands of Mr. P. O'BRIEN, formerly publisher of the Delphi Times ... E. R. HERMAN.
Dry Goods ... Hats, Caps, Groceries & Queensware ... we hope, with the assistance of C. A. MITCHELL, and a strict attention to business, on our part, to merit a continuance of the same. LYONS & KENDRICK, Rochester, Ind.
CHICAGO, CINCINNATI and LOUISVILLE RAILROAD TIME TABLE... [shows stops each way at]: Laporte, Walkerton, Tyner City, Plymouth, Argos, Railsbacks, Walnut, Rochester, Lincoln, Birmingham, Deeds, Eel River and Peru.
MITE SOCIETY. The Baptist Mite Society meets next Monday Evening, at the residence of MR. KENDRICK...
KILLED. We learn that a son of LAFAYETTE TRUE, was almost instantly killed on Friday last, by a saw-log rolling over him. We did not learn the particulars of the sad accident. The little fellow was about three years old.
NEW STORE. FRED FROMM and ALVIN ROBBINS will open in a few days a full stock of BOOTS AND SHOES ... in the room one door north of Fred Fromm's Grocery...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, July 15, 1869
NOTICE. As my term of lease of the POTTOWATTOMIE MILLS expires by the 31st day of July, 1869, I therefore request all with whom I have business transactions, to come forward for settlement. All claims not settled by that time will be turned over for collections. F. W. STOCK, Rochester, July 14.
RELIGIOUS NOTICE. Rev. W. W. CLAYTON, Universalist Minister of Chicago, will deliver a discourse at the Court House in this place on Tuesday evening, July 27, 1869...
(Sheriff's Sale) ISAAC BOWSER et al vs WILLIAM REAM and WESLEY REAM... real
estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. July 14, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, July 24(?), 1869
SALUTATORY. The proprietorship of the Standard office and newspaper having passed from Mr. PUGH to myself, it is necessary that something be said in regard to the course I intend to pursue ... P. H. O'BRIEN.
(Sheriff's Sale) State vs CALVIN ALLEN... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. July 21, 1869.
(Sheriff's Sale) EDGAR HENDERSON vs URIAH WILLSON ... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. July 21, 1869.
CORPORATION DIRECTORY. Marshal, HUDSON STILES. Clerk, JOHN H. BEEBER. Treasurer, JONATHAN ROSS. Assessor, JOHN P. MYERS. Trustees, THOMAS NEWHOUSE, EDWARD CALKINS, LEVI MERCER.
J. H. DODD & CO still continue their auction at Richter's old stand,
opposite the Wallace House, on Main street ... J. C. OWENS is auctioneer ...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, July 30(?), 1869
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Rochester on Twenty feet front, lying just north of the first twenty feet on the south side of lot number seventy-seven, new plat. AUGUSTIN MILSCH. July 29, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester on lot number three hundred and fifty-nine, of Robbins & Harters addition, south side of Pearl street ... JOSEPH WEIDENER. July 29, 1869.
POCKET BOOK LOST. Lost, on Saturday, the 24th, some place between Rochester and Akron, a pocket book... to me or to JOSEPH WEIDENER, at the Union Bakery in Rochester. JOSEPH DICKERHOFF. July 29, 1869.
The Standard Office has been removed from the third story of Holmes & Miller's building to the second story - first door at the head of the stairs - -right hand - opposite Jamison's law office.
There was no fight-in town one day this week.
Rochester has eight saloons, and, we believe, three churches.
Rochester can now boast of an omnibus. It makes regular trips to and from all trains.
The Catholics of Rochester are building a church. It will be completed in a short time.
The largest assessment of personal property in Fulton county is that of JACOB GROVE, Sr., of Newcastle township, $11,120.
There are sixteen miles of the CHICAGO, CINCINNATI & LOUISVILLE RAILROAD in Fulton county appraised at $500 per mile. The taxes for 1869 will amount to about $160.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED (June): Paul SCHWORTZ to Charlotte MOON. Jas. M.
CLEMMENS to Sarah Ann FOSTER, Peter EDINGER, Sr. to Elizabeth STAHL. Wm.
RAUDEBUSH to Clara M. WILSHIMER, Lyman WHITE to Mary McINTYRE, Martin W. WISER
to Emeline RANNELLS, Solomon BRUBAKER to Samantha TERRELL, Andrew SMITH to Sarah
COPELAND. John S. RHODES to Jane SYMCOTE. -(July): Daniel HANN to Nancy E.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, August S, 1869
(Notice to Vacate Streets) ... vacation of CENTER street and BRACKETT street, in M. DANZIGER's addition of out-lots. MARCUS DANZIGER. July 29, 1869
ORDINANCE... That a SEWER be built ... from the north line of.:Poarl street,
where the center of Main street intersects... and running thence through the
center of Main street to Mill Creek, on the north of said town... Passed July
E. CALKINS, President. JOHN II. BEE-BER, Clerk.
ONE HUNDRED DOZEN OLD CHICKENS WANTED. The undersigned will pay $3 per dozen... to be delivered in Rochester, at my park... JOHN D. BROWN. Aug. 3, 1869.
BITTEN BY A RATTLESNAKE. A little boy, son of THEODORE MONTGOMERY, was bitten on last Sunday, about half a mile west of town, by a rattlesnake. He was bitten in both feet, and quite severely. Dr. ROBBINS, of this place, was sent for and did all he could for the boy. There is a fair prospect of his recovery.
THE TOWN SEWER... (concerning ordinance passed by town council) ... The sewer
is to be of oak plank without a bottom... a good brick or stone sewer would be
an improvement of permanent value ... But the one to be built is better than
none at all.
NEW MEAT MARKET... established in Shields' old store building on Main street, by S. S. 4 S. W. TRACY...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, August 12, 1869
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT. We are informed that the application for a post-office at DEEDSVILLE in this county, a station on the C.C. & L. Railroad, has been rejected by the Department at Washington... We have received information also that the proper officer of the Department has instructed the gentleman who has the contract of carrying the mail from this place to Rochester, to take BIRMINGHAM in his route, thus making a zigzag five miles east from PERRYSBURG and then back on the direct line at FIVE CORNERS. Why a contract is not made with the railroad company to carry the mail, instead of permitting it to be taken twice a week, on horseback, over a course so devious, is probably best known to the authorities at Washington... - Peru Republican.
SCHOOL NOTICE. The Fall Term of the ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL will begin August 30, 1869, and continue eleven weeks ... Intermediate, Miss ANGIE MOORE, Intermediate, Mr. S. R. MOON. Primary, Miss SALLIE BANTA... W. H. BANTA, Principal.
(Sheriff's Sale) HIRAM H. ALLEN vs WILLIAM REAM... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. August 12, 1869.
COPARTNERSHIP. Notice is hereby given that a co-partnership has been this day entered into by the undersigned, in the Dry Goods, Commission and Produce business, under the Firm name of FEDER & SILBERBERG. LOUIS FEDER, MAX SILBERBERG. August 10, 1869.
AKRON ITEMS. We gather the following items from our contemporary, the Akron
The Rev. J. BUMPUS preached in the Methodist Church in Akron on last Tuesday evening.
Miss CARRIE McCLOUD presented the editor... with an apple ...
The Good Templars will hold a picnic on next Saturday at Chili.
"The Rev. J. OLIMAN, of Silver Lake, and others," held a series of religious meetings on the farm of ISAAC SEARS, one mile north of Akron, commencing last Saturday and continuing over Sunday. We are unable to state how many souls were saved.
JAMES ROBINSON'S CHAMPION CIRCUS Combined with GARDNER & KENYON'S
MENAGERIE ... Rochester, Thursday, Aug'st. 19...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, August 26, 1869
GEO. W. CULLER, Painter and Grainer, Rochester, Ind... all kinds of house
painting, graining, paper-hanging and glazing... All orders left at the Wallace
Hotel or at J. D. BROWNIS warehouse, opposite the Court House, will receive
JACOB SLICK, Attorney at Law, Rochester, Ind... Office west side of Main street, one door south of Post Office, over Barnes & Grow's Furniture Store.
SELECT SCHOOL... The Fifth term of the Select School taught in the Mammoth Building will commence August 30th, and continue eleven weeks ... J. E. HILLON, Teacher. Rochester, August 19.
A CARD. Being about to leave Rochester to take up my residence in Hillsdale, Mich., I desire to express my sense of regret in parting with the many friends ... F. W. STOCK.
Rev. J. H. CISSELL, who for the past two years has been pastor of the M.E. Church in this place, will preach his farewell sermon next Sabbath evening, Aug. 29.
Nothing does a man more good than a good shave. JAS. COLLINS, the barber, can do the job to perfection.
Rochester has been remarkably quiet during the past week. But one fight has
taken place, and that was not a very serious affair.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, September 2, 1869
EAST AND WEST RAILROAD. [editorial urging the county to support same. - - - ]
AN UNKIND CUT. The Rev. Mr. CISSEL, the Methodist Minister of this place,
preached his farewell sermon on last Sunday evening "to a full house."
During the sermon he took occasion to allude to the GERMANS in no very
complimentary terms. Speaking of the violations of the Sabbath, he said that we
should not be dictated to by a certain class of foreigners who persist in their
right to do as they pleased on Sunday, even if they were encouraged by truckling
politicians; and, he further stated, it might become necessary, in order to
preserve our status as a Christian nation, to exclude that class from the
Bro. C. also paid his respects to the CATHOLICS. He warned his hearers and congregation to see that Romanism which, he stated, was just beginning to make headway in Rochester, was kept in the back-ground. Rochester, he stated, was a Protestant town, and it was the duty of the Protestants to see that it remained so.
EYE AND EAR. Dr. CULBERTSON will visit Rochester, Central House, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 7 and 8 ...
RICHARD BETZ was arrested in the Court House in this place on last Friday on a charge of having shot a man in Marshall county.
The Grand Jury, during the last term of the Circuit Court, bound F. B.
ERNSPERGER and G. W. LYONS over in the sum of $500 each to answer a charge of
assault and battery with intent to commit murder, on the person of JOHN C.
LIST OF MARRIAGE LICENSES granted by the Clerk of Fulton county during the month of August: J. C. CANNON to Jane JACKSON, Thos. PARTRIDGE to Lydia HISEY, George ZIMPLEMAN to Nancy J. RUSH, Peter EDINGER to Elizabeth SCOTT, James RANNELLS to Elizabeth WASHBURN, James H. SQUIRES to Sarah Ann McMMILLEN, R. A. CRAWFORD to M. L. PAINTER, Benj. B. PATTON to Susan E. WEBBER, A. G. NORT to Sophia WEIRICK.
... call on JERRY BARBER. His establishment is just one door north of Kouch's jewelry establishment, and immediately opposite the Post Office, in the center of the city, within a stone's throw of BILL HOLEMAN'S livery stable ...
ORGANIZATION OF THE MUSCATINE, KEWANEE & EASTERN R.R. COMPANY... in
Tremont Hall, Kewanee, III, on Wednesday, August 25, 1869 ... The meeting was
addressed by Mr. STURGEON and WM. ASHTON, delegates appointed by a public
meeting of the citizens of Rochester, Fulton County, Ind... (and others) ...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, September 9, 1869
THE OWEN-LYON-ERNSPERGER CASE ... The attack upon and beating of JOHN C. OWEN
by F. B. ERNSPERGER and G. W. LYON, about three weeks ago, has become a matter
of considerable noteriety. ... (Ernsperger's) statement was ... Owen and Miss
BERTIE LYON (sister of Mr. Lyon and of Mr. Ernsperger's wife) had been on too
intimate terms, considering the fact that Owen was a married man... on the
afternoon of Wednesday, the 18th day of August,... the two meeting near the
bridge, and passing down the bank of the creek. Ernsperger and Lyon followed
them, and found them in the bushes. They at once attacked Owen, gave him a
severe beating... pushed him off the bridge into the water, afterwards helping
him out, getting his hat ... and aiding him in reaching his place of business...
Mr. Owen... His version of the matter is: On the evening of the 17th, the day before the attack... he met the young lady upon the street, and was requested by her to take a walk next day... Owen declined, but the lady insisted... he ... did go- along the bank of the creek. No indecent proposition had been made ... Mr. Lyon, her brother, ... laid hold of her, shaking her... He then turned upon Owen and attacked him with a stone ... Both Ernsperger and Lyon kicked Owen ... they abused him by throwing him off the bridge into the creek walked with him from the bridge to near Dr. DANZIGERIS Drug Store, on Main street... Upon Owen reaching his store, he fell into a faint, and knew little or nothing till he was on his bed at the Central House and had undergone medical treatment ...
SCHOOL NOTICE. The Trustee of Rochester Township desires it generally known that, instead of three months public school, as usual, the funds on hand are sufficient to keep the schools open for four months this year.
DIED. Mr. SOLOMON PONTIOUS, an old and respected citizen of Fulton county, died at his residence, in Henry township, on Tuesday, the 31st ult.
We are informed that SCOTT RANNELLS, son of the proprietor of the CENTRAL HOUSE, stopped, in the public streets of Rochester, one day last week, the horse of O. B. HOLEMAN, who was driving out with his wife, and abused Holeman, with his tongue, in a shameful manner. We know little or nothing about the circumstance, only what we get from common report; but we think that Mr. Rannells should select a different mode to wreak his vengeance on his enemies. He has his friends, like all other men, and if he desires to retain their friendship, he should be more cautious and not let his passions get the upper hand of his better judgment.
FIGHT! FIGHT! ... SCOTT RANNELLS, according to the evidence in court, met the negro in Davidson's Saloon, and applied an epethet of a no very complimentary character to him, the result of which was a collision. The negro is said to have drawn a revolver, but the witnesses could not all agree on this point. ... appeared to be that bad whiskey was at the bottom of the affair, and Esquire KIRTLAND fined the colored brother $3.00 and costs.
FATAL ACCIDENT. We learn that an accident, painful and fatal, occurred one day last week, in Liberty township. A little girl of Rev. Mr. REED was burned to death through negligence in handling a candle.
COMMISSIONERS COURT. (liquor licenses)... The application of JAMES R. BOYCE
was dismissed on the grounds of insufficient proof of his being a suitable
person... and that of JOSEPH WEIDNER on account of insufficient notice of
... (names mentioned): WM. J. HILL, D. McCAUGHEY, A. W. ELLIOTT, GEORGE CHRISTIE, LYNCH, GROVE, BARKMAN, MONROE DRITT, SUTTON, REAM, FREAR, W. P. EBBARTS, SIMON WHEELER, SAMUEL ROUCII, E. M. LOCKLIN, OBED ALLEN, H. M. BECKLEY, C. S. GRAHAM, A. F. JACKSON, M. DANZIGER, THOMAS WILSON, ISAIAH SLICK, JOHN F. ROBBINS, R. F. BEATTIE, A. W. DEWEESE, JOHN McCLERNAN, WM. P. BALL, GEORGE WILSON, GEORGE SPRAGUE, A. J. ANDERSON, P. H. O'BRIEN, WM. H. MATTINGLY, C. HOOVER, JAMES BUNTON, G. HOLZMAN, LYNCH, BARKMAN, GROVE, SUTTON, REAM,
FREAR, A. MARTIN, WM. WALLACE, JONATHAN DAWSON, N. RITZIUS, D. AGNEW, SAMUEL KLINE, C. VAN TRUMP, LEWIS POWERS, A. F. BITTERS, CARR & HOOVER, SIDNEY R. MOORE, LOU FEDER, R. B. EVANS, JOHN ELAM, ROBT. WALLACE, R. J. BRIGHT, A. V. HOUSE, WM. SHEETS, A. G. PUGH, L. M. MONTGOMERY , JESSE SHIELDS, MERCER & SHEPHERD, C. H. REEVE, P. C. DUMBAULD, ISAAC PUNTIOUS, JAMES MARTIN, S. S. NEWELL, ROBT. OWENS, DAVID EDWARDS.
LETTER. Rochester, Ind. Sept. 6, 1869. Editor: ... to thank the citizens ...
for their kind patronage ... during my short sojourn with them. I shall
return,... about the 1st of November... I shall also accommodate my friends
ERNSPERGER and LYON with all the competition they may need to keep them good
natured and indisposed to attack and brutally outrage men who seek honorably to
oppose them in trade. T. C. OWEN, Auctioneer.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, September 16, 1869
87th INDIANA VOLUNTEERS... grand reunion... at Laporte, Indiana, September 23d and 24th inst... C.C. & L. R.R., half fare tickets ... from Rochester and Peru...
(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM McELFRESH vs ELIZABETH McCOY and CASEL McCOY... real estate (described)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Sept. 15, 1869.
(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES H. SPRAY vs B. F. BROWN and ELIS R. POWERS... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff, Sept. 15, 1869
The laying of the corner stone of the MASONIC BUILDING on next Wednesday will undoubtedly be a grand affair.
PICNIC. There is to be a picnic at FIVE CORNERS to-day. Several of the youth, beauty and chivalry of Rochester will grace the occasion with their presence.
COTILLION PARTY. There will be a Cotillion Party given at the Wallace House on Thursday evening the 23d inst. A general invitation is extended. Tickets $1.00. R. WALLACE.
ROCHESTER AND LONDON. There is almost direct communication now established between Rochester and London by means of the electric wires. We now have a line of TELEGRAPH along the C. C. & L. R.R., and an office in Rochester.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, in Kewanna, Mr. J. H. CANNON
to Miss JENNIE JACKSON, all of that village.
In Rochester, by Rev. T. G. LAMB, Sept. 11, 1869, Mr. BARNEY COREY and Miss BARBARA SHORE, all of Rochester, Indiana.
FROM KEWANNA... on Thursday evening, 26th ult,... met at the Methodist Church
in Pleasant Grove for the purpose of making a donation to the Rev. JESSE SPARKS.
... also a surprise ... by a "forward march" on the part of Mr. BENJAMIN PATEN and Mrs. SUSAN WEBBER, both of Rochester township ... united in... matrimony.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, September 23, 1869
LAYING THE CORNER-STONE OF THE NEW MASONIC BUILDING. ... was laid on yesterday with appropriate ceremonies ... (detailed) ... (names mentioned): Rochester Silver Band, M. M. REX, Rev. WM. PATTINSON ... The Masonic Hall itself is to be 40 feet wide and eighty feet long, occupying the entire third story of the building in which it will be situated...
(Administrator's Notice) ISAAC PUNTIOUS, ADAM HOFFMAN appointed Administrators of the estate of SOLOMON PUNTIOUS, late of Fulton county, deceased. Sept. 22, 1869.
(Administrator's Sale) ISAAC PUNTIOUS, ADAM HOFFMAN, Admrs. will sell
personal property of SOLOMON PUNTIOUS. Sept. 22, 1869.
TELEGRAPH. The WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH Line is now in full operation, and the operator, Mr. NORTH, can be found at the freight office ready to attend to business promptly.
FINE PEARS ... through the kindness of Mr. S. B. WAGGONER...
PERSONAL. Dr. JOHN McNABB has shaken the Rochester dust from off his feet and left the village... We regret this, for the Dr. was a genial fellow. He has located in Sevastapol, Kosciusko county...
NEW MAIL ARRANGEMENT. The northern and southern mails will hereafter... be
carried over the entire line of the C. C. & L. Railroad. Heretofore the mail
has only been carried by the railway from LaPorte to Rochester -- all mail
matter going south being carried by hack, and that only tri-weekly. Under the
new arrangement we have a daily mail from the south, which is certainly a great
improvement on the old system.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, September 30, 1869
(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH COWEN vs ELIZABETH McCOY and CASSEL McCOY... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Sept. 29, 1869.
There will be services in the Rochester Catholic Church on next Sunday morning.
DIED. On Monday, 26th inst., Mrs. SAMANTHA MOORE, daughter of WM. SPENCER. The cause of her death was inflamatory Rheumatism.
AGAIN IN BUSINESS. We neglected last week to announce that our friend, follow
citizen and predecessor, AL. G. PUGH, Esq., is again in business. Mr. P. has
purchased the RESTAURANT AND GROCERY establishment lately owned by Mrs. HASSLER
on Main street ...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, October 7, 1869
REUNION OF THE OLD 87th INDIANA... [detailed... many names and places
mentioned of general interest]... (names mentioned): Col. SHRYOCK and his
daughter, Mrs. Adjt. RYLAND... names of the gallant dead- RYLAND, BAKER, RUSSEL,
DEMUTH, BROWN, HUGHES, MARTIN, ANDREW HOLLIDAY, BENNETT, DEACON, HARDING,
FISHER, PRATT, SABIN, ctc... JONAS MYERS, J. W. ELAM, Capt. TROUTMAN, J. W.
BEEBER, JONAS MYERS, J. H. LEAGUE...
Rochester was chosen as the place, and the 19t]i and 20th of September, 1870, as the time for holding the next reunion.
F. M. ASHTON has been appointed Express agent at this place.
The receipts of the FREIGHT office in Rochester during the last week of
September amounted to over $1,000.
The TELEGRAPH office in Rochester is a paying institution. The daily receipts average about $10.
The Rev. Mr. STRINGER, the new Methodist Minister, preached his first sermon here on last Sunday...
Lawyer FOOTE - he of tobacco fame - is going to scrape the Rochester mud from his hoofs and overland it to California. We sincerely regret his departure...
FOR SALE... real estate (described) ... Enquire of DAVID JONES, of Rochester, Ind., or the owner, Mrs. L. E. STANLEY, of Wabash, Ind.
MARRIED. On Wednesday, the 6th of October, 1869, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. JAMES J. BABCOCK to Miss MOLLIE M. BROWN, all of Rochester.
DIED. DAVID MOW, an old and respected citizen of this county, died very
suddenly at his residence on last Sunday afternoon at four oclock. He was in
town on last Saturday evening, and was complaining of sickness, but nothing
serious was apprehended by his friends.
The Masonic Lodge of this place, of which the deceased was an honored member, passed resolutions of respect, and his funeral, which took place from the Methodist Church, was one of the largest and best attended lately seen in Rochester,
(Administrator's Notice) SIMON WHEELER appointed Administrator of the estate
of JOHN SCOTT, late of Fulton County, deceased. Oct. 6, 1869. JACOB SLICK,
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, October 14, 1869
A good job is being done in laying down a SIDEWALK from Main Street to the Depot.
We are informed that the project of digging a SEWER under Main street has been abandoned, on account of the estimated cost.
RANNELLS BROS have removed their GROCERY from the old stand to a newly refitted and more commodious building, about one block further up main Street.
CHARLES SMITH, an unfortunate individual, who is pronounced incurably insane, was yesterday placed in jail, where he will remain until he can be otherwise disposed of.
The running time of the trains on the C. C. & L. Railway will be changed
shortly. The delay in getting new locomotives made has caused the present system
of running two trains south at nearly the same time. The contemplated change
will, we understand, be a great convenience to the public.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk during (September): Charles R. CULVER
to Hannah A. SECRIST, Jesse DILLMAN to Lucinda J. CASS, Barney COREY to Barbara
SHORE, Lorenzo F. THOMSON to Sevilda SHORE, Daniel TIPTON to Clarissa HIPPERT,
Isome A. DUCKER to Nancy C. BIDDALL, Joseph C. KEPLER to Melinda THOMPSON. -
(October): J. W. IRVING to Anzinetta COPLEN, Jas. J. BABCOCK to Mary H. BROWN,
James B. GRAHAM to Amanda V. HOUSE, Jacob W. CLARY to Eliza E. RUSH, Chas.
KILMER to Jane C. BRUGH.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, October 21, 1869
SHIVELY & GALENTINE Take pleasure in inviting their patrons and the public in general to call in the Corner Room, CORNELIUS BLOCK ... Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats and Caps, Ladies and Gents Furs, Dress Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Mens and Boys Boots and Shoes, Ladies, Misses and Childrens Shoes, Sugars, Teas, Coffees, Tobaccos ... Merchant Tailoring... Farm Produce taken in exchange... Sewing Machines, we are agents for the celebrated Etna Sewing Machines. SHIVELY & GALENTINE. Oct. 21, 1869.
MILO SMITH flatters himself that he has the best bird dog in town...
Capt. ED. CALKINS and ALBERT BEARSS, Esq., of Rochester, Hon. J. N. TYNER, of Peru, and several others whose names we have not learned, started on last Tuesday to the Kankakee river on a fishing and hunting excursion...
FIRE. An old building down street-- once the building of the town, but lately occupied by mokes and individuals of anything but first class repute-- took fire on last Saturday afternoon and was burned to the ground. The Hook and Ladder Company were promptly on the ground, and did all that was possible to save the building, but were only enabled to confine the fire to the house in which it started. The building destroyed has been in the habit of getting in a burning humor once or twice a year for some time past, but last Saturday's business has cured it of its folly. A couple of other buildings adjacent were at one time, during the conflagration, on fire, but were well watered, and, consequently saved.
CENTRAL HOUSE, R. N. RANNELLS, Proprietor, Rochester, Indiana...
(Administrator's Notice) ENOCH STURGEON appointed Administrator of the estate of THOMAS McCOY, late of Fulton county, deceased. Oct. 21, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquor... in Rochester, the north twenty feet of number fifty-two, original plat ... JOHN EDWARDS, Oct. 22, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquor... in Rochester ... on lot
number three hundred and fifty-nine... south side of Pearl street ... JOSEPH
WEIDENER. Oct. 21, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, October 28, 1869
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... on the north half of the south half of in-lot number thirty... ANDREW J. EDWARDS. Oct. 27, 1869.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Rochester... twenty feet front lying just north of the first twenty feet on the south side of lot number seventyseven, new plat... AUGUSTIN MIESCH. Oct. 27, 1869.
(Administrator's Sale) SIMON WHEELER, Admr. will sell personal property at the residence of JOHN SCOTT, late of Fulton county, deceased... Oct. 27, 1869.
WANTED. Two active young men to work in the STAVE FACTORY at WALNUT STATION. Apply at the Factory in Walnut, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of next week. CLARK & WEAVER.
OYSTER SUPPER. The Ladies of the M.E. Church will give an Oyster Supper at the Odd Fellows Hall, Tuesday evening, Nov. 2d. All are cordially invited to attend.
OXEN FOR SALE. Two yoke of No. 1 Work Cattle for sale, on reasonable terms. Apply at the lumber yard of E. E. COWGILL. Oct. 27, 1869.
C. W. COURTER, Esq., President of the C. C. & L. Railroad, was in town one day last week, looking after the interests of the road.
We are profoundly grateful to Mrs. BATSON for a lot of splendid apples ...
The Rochester passenger DEPOT is undergoing a thorough overhauling. It has
heretofore been a miserable affair-- the wind whistling through it as it does
through the branches of a forest tree; but from present indications, we will
have a comfortable depot in the future.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, November 4, 1869
RAIL ROAD MEETING. Notice is hereby given that a meeting will be held at the Court House in Rochester... on Tuesday, November 30th, 1869, for the purpose of organizing a company to build a Railroad from Ft Wayne via Rochester to connect with the Muscatine, Kewanee & Eastern Railroad at Kankakee ...
The Ministerial Conference of the Weasaw Creek Baptist Association will meet at the Baptist Church in this place, on Friday, Nov. 5, at 10-1/2 a.m.....
E. A. JUSSELL... Selling at Auction a large Bankrupt Stock of Dry Goods and Merchandise in Angerman's Building, opposite the Postoffice, on Monday evening, Nov. 8.
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing
between Drs. WHITE & SPOHN no longer exists.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors ... in Rochester the southeast corner of lot number sixty-three original plat... ADAM SCHOLDER. November 4, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, November 11, 1869
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE ... met at the office of H. B. JAMISON, in
Rochester, on Saturday, Nov. 6th... (names mentioned): JOHN W. DAVIS, JACOB
SLICK, THOMAS MEREDITH, A. J. SUTTON, B. A. EIDSON, ISAAC PONTIOUS, PETER C.
DUMBAULD, P. H. O'BRIEN, JOHN SNOW, GEORGE PERSHBAUGHER, E. T. REED, WILLIAM
BITTERS, HICKMAN PHILLIPS, DAVID McGAUGHEY, JAMES WARE, JAMES MARTIN, Dr. A. B.
FAIRBANK, JOHN HENDERSON, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, JESSE SHIELDS, SAMUEL KEELEY, LEVI
MONTGOMERY, ISAAC HIATT, JOHN W. TIPTON, SAMUEL BEMENDERFER, WM. KINDIG, SAMUEL
JULIEN, SIMON WHEELER, GEO. W. LUCAS, JOHN LEITER, WM. REAM, J. C. PHILLIPS,
A. D. TONER, D. AGNEW, CHARLES REED, C. VAN TRUMP...
The Rochester passenger DEPOT is now a pretty decent sort of a concern, and in addition, is occupied by two pretty (one is decidedly good looking) decent men. WORTH, the telegraph man, is a whole team in himself; and HUGHSTON, the chap that sells tickets, is not a slow coach by any means. We'd mention MACK ASHTONIS (express agent) name, but he is such a bashful young man, we're afraid held blush.
PERSONAL. Our esteemed contemporary, Judge LAUGHRIDGE, editor of the Peru
Sentinel, was in town on last Friday, and honored us with a call. The Judge is
one of the ablest writers in the State, and no man is more sound on the
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, November 18, 1869
WANTED.... good Red Oak Stave-bolts, ... 32 inches long, 4-1/2 inches thick, of sound timber... CLARK & WEAVER. Rochester, November 18, 1869.
There is a petition in circulation which is receiving numerous signatures, asking the board of Commissioners to purchase a FARM and erect a building thereon for the benefit of paupers and such other unfortunate individuals as may become a public charge in this county...
FATAL ACCIDENT. Little ALVIN, son of J. EDGINGTON, living near the North West corner of Fulton county, was scalded to death on the 25tli ult., by falling into a kettle of lard. The child lingered about ten days after the accident, before death came to its relief. - Stark County Ledger.
(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN G. HILL vs CALVIN ALLEN... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Nov. 17, 1869.
(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL POFF vs JOHN WAGNER and wife... real estate
(described)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Nov. 17, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, November 25, 1869
CATHOLIC FESTIVAL. The Catholics of Rochester will hold a Fair and Festival in Odd Fellows Hall, commencing on Tuesday evening, the 30th inst. and ending the next evening, Wednesday, the 1st of December. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend. The best of music will be in attendance.
JUGGED. JOHN SMITH - a very common name - lives somewhere in the rural regions of Fulton County. On last monday John came to Rochester, and while here partook very freely of a villainous fluid called whisky. The consequences were, John was arrested by the Marshal for being drunk and disorderly, and very politely escorted to Shcriff Montgomery's residence, ... Somebody fished him out, and he went on his way - not rejoicing, but muttering curses.
REMOVAL. Dr. DANZIGER has removed his Drug Store from the old stand to his new building, one door North of the Postoffice.
The Public Schools of Rochester will commence on the first Monday in December ... The corps of teachers... W. H. BANTA, Principal; First Assistant, S. R. MOON; Second Assistant, GEO. W. TIPTON; First Intermediate, R. C. WALLACE; Second Intermediate, EDWIN HORTON; Primary, Miss SALLIE BANTA...
MARRIED. -By Rev. T. C. STRINGER, at the residence of the bride's father, in
Rochester, Ind., November 24th, 1869, Mr. WILLIAM BRUGH and FLORENCE KEELEY.
-Also, on the 25th, by the same, Mr. JOSEPH CARR and JULIA ANN KEELEY.
-On Monday, the 22nd inst., in Rochester, by Rev. J. BISHOP, Mr. E. E. COWGILL and Mrs. MARGARET BRACKETT, all of this place.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, December 2, 1869
NOTICE. All persons having claims against FARNEMAN & CO., are requested to present them for settlement. Rochester, Ind. Dec. 2, 1869. FARNEMAN & CO.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS. All those indebted to me must settle, either by cash or note, before January 1st, 1870, or their accounts will be placed in the hands of the officers of the law for collection. FRED FROMM.
NEW TELEGRAPH OPERATOR. The Rochester Telegraph office has a new Operator - Mr. JILSON. Mr. J. is a young man of pleasing and engaging manners, is proficient in his calling, and is a good fellow.
MARRIED. On the 25th day of November, 1869, by JOHN M. DAVIS, Esq., at his
residence, in Richland Township, Fulton County, Indiana, Mr. ISAAC STURGEON to
Miss SYNTHIA McMILLEN.
DEATH BY DROWNING. ABRAHAM KIBBLER, a boy of about 18 years of age, who has been for the most part of his life subject to frequent and violent fits, left his step-father's house, about three miles north of Rochester, on last Tuesday week to visit a neighbors. The understanding was that he would return next day, or the day after, but failing to make his appearance, an effort was made to ascertain his whereabouts. He was found floating in the water, dead, under the Chippewanook railroad bridge, on last Friday. It is supposed that he was taken with a fit while crossing the bridge, fell through, and before he could recover, was smothered in the water. He was buried on last Sunday, his funeral sermon being preached by Rev. Mr. STRINGER, in the Methodist Church.
RAIL ROAD MEETING IN ROCHESTER. Tuesday, November 30, 1869. ... a large
number of the citizens of Fulton and adjoining counties mot at the Court House
in Rochester, Ind., for the purpose of organizing a company to build a Rail Road
from Fort Wayne via Liberty Mills, Rochester and Renselaer to Kankakee ...
(names mentioned): LOT S. BAYLISS, Mr. MACKEY, of Rochester, Mr. BENJAMIN, W.
STURGEON, E. V. BRONSON, MILO DOTY, Allen County, LOT S. BAYLISS; Wabash, JOHN
COMSTOCK; Whitley, C. W. EDWARDS; Fulton, SIDNEY KEITH; Jasper, R. S. DWIGGINS.
E. R. BEARDSLEY, LEON MAILLON, ... the meeting was entertained with pertinent,
and pithy speeches by Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, COMSTOCK, STACKHOUSE, SPENCER and
others ... election of nine directors: Allen County, LOT S. BAYLISS;
Whitley, C. W. EDWARDS; Wabash, JOHN COMSTOCK, G. W. LAWRENCE;
Fulton, WM. ASHTON, WM. STURGEON; Jasper, R. S. DWIGGINS, J. M.
STACKHOUSE; Newton, S. CALDWELL....
NOTICE. Notice is hereby given to all persons in Fulton County, now using the
American Driven Wells (commonly known as the Iron Well, made by driving an iron
tube into the ground and attaching thereto an iron pump) that they are required
to pay a royalty of five dollars for each Well used, to us, as the authorized
attorneys of N. W. GREEN for said County, who is the original inventor and
patentee ... unless royalty is paid, suit will be brought against them in the
United States Courts, at Indianapolis... KEITH & CALKINS. December 2d, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, December 9, 1869
(Sheriff's Sale) MARGARET O. REAM, by her next friend, WILLIAM REAM, and assigned to JOHN W. DAVIS vs ISAAC GOOD... real estate (described)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Dec. 9, 1869.
The C. C. & L. Railroad has done during the past week a considerable business in the way of freighting coal and iron.
With all the licenses granted by the Commissioners at this term, Rochester
will have twelve SALOONS.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued during the month of November: Richard VanDIEN to Mary DUNLAP, Henry F. O'BLENNIS to Emeline MILLER, Geo. W. WILCOX to Lydia E. McCLOUD, Martin KESSLER to Marilda HAMLETT, Charles NOFTSGER to Louisa REAM, Christian WEIR to Nancy FALL, Hiram N. TROUTMAN to Mollie N. WYRICK, James PUTNAM to Amanda KELLAR, John W. GRAY to Elizabeth A. HUFFMAN, E. E. COWGILL to Margaret BRACKETT, Philip OVERMIER to Mollie WOLFE, Samuel HOOD to Alice KUHN, William J. BRUGH to Frances KEELEY, Joseph CARR to Julia Ann KEELEY, J. W. BARR to Jennie BUCK, John N. KIRKENDALE to Catherine OSBORNE.
LETTER. Editor Rochester Standard: ... it is with regret that I am compelled to say that I find the (SCHOOL) buildings in a somewhat dilapidated condition, the consequence of abuse. The fault lies between the teachers and the scholars-the neglect of the former and the destructive habits of the latter... C. VAN TRUMP, Trustee Rochester Township.
Drs. HILL, HECTOR & BRACKETT have formed partnership ... office at the
old stand of Dr. Hill.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, December 16, 1869
COMMISSIONERS COURT. GEORGE WILSON was allowed $89 for keeping SARAH JOHNSON,
a pauper, thirteen weeks.
JOSEPH WEIDNER, ADAM SCHOLDER, AUGUSTIN MEISCH and JOHN EDWARDS were granted License to sell intoxicating liquors. SIMON P. BOISE ... was refused license on the grounds of immoral character.
GEORGE LUCAS was allowed $9.00 for a stove for Mrs. DICKERSON, a pauper of Aubbeenaubbee Township.
... (names mentioned): WILLIAM McCARTER, SOLOMON STOCKBERGER, JACOB HISEY, JOHN W. DAVIS, P. C. DUMBAULD, R. T. BEATTIE, D. McGAUGHEY, A. W. ELLIOT, GEORGE CHRISTIE, WILLIAM J. HILL, GEORGE SPRAGUE was allowed $18.00 for keeping MARY KELLY 13 weeks ... Dr. PLANK, CHAS. SMITH, lunatic, LYON & KENDRICK, C. S. GRAHAM, A. T. JACKSON, C. VAN TRUMP, W. J. BRADEN, MARTIN WEAVER, R. J. BRIGHT, WHITTENBERGER & BALL, J. DAWSON, JOHN REED, B. S. CLEVINGER, A. V. HOUSE, FROMM & ROBBINS, WILLIAM HOGARTH, JAMES PALMER, M. PERSHBAUGHER, JOHN W. BLACK, JOHN RITZINS, C. S. BARNES, JOHN ELAM, DAN AGNEW, L. BOOTH, JESSE SHIELDS, SOLOMON MELVIN, WILLIAM C. MOORE, VERNON GOULD, F. B. ERNSPERGER, S. S. NEWELL, LEWIS POWERS... The application of A. J. EDWARDS for license to sell liquors was withdrawn... E. R. RANNELLS, P. M. CONGER, SAM'L CONGER, GEO. W. HASLETT, HUDSON STILES, M. M. REX, ISAIAH WALKER, D. W. LYON, SAMUEL SHODEY, A. J. ANDERSON, L. M. MONTGOMERY, P. H. O'BRIEN, BOWEN, STEWART & CO., JAMES MARTIN, ISAAC PONTIOUS.
FATAL ACCIDENT. As the evening train was passing south on last Wednesday evening, the train boy, LOUIS HERRON, a lad about 16 years of age, fell from the platform, about two miles from town, upon a cattle-guard. He was found shortly after his fall by Mr. JOHN D. BROWN, of this place, who had him removed to a farm house near by. Drs. HILL and HECTOR were sent for they did all in their power, but the internal injuries of the boy could not be overcome, and he died at 12 oclock last night. He was buried this afternoon.
An alarm of fire was given Thursday afternoon of this week, which created some consternation and excitement for a little while. The cause of the alarm was the burning of soot in a chimney of Jesse Shields' Store, on Main Street.
DRIVE WELL. GROSH & BECK BROS. have been appointed agents to put down
Drive Wells in the County of Fulton, Indiana... N. W. GREEN, per R. R. HOUSE,
Gen. Agt. Rochester, Dec. 30, 1868.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, December 23, 1869
LETTER For the Rochester Standard... (listing the assets of Rochester... pointing to improvements resulting from the C. C. & L. RR... urging support of the proposed East and West railroad)... A FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE.
THE HERNANDEZ OPERA TROUPE Under the management of the Rochester Band, gave a performance at the Court House on last Wednesday evening... the youths composing the troupe possess a good deal of talent ...
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, December 22nd, by Rev. T. C.
STRINGER, Mr. C. W. CULLER, of Delphi, Ind., and Miss C. E. BROWN, of Rochester,
The happy pair... left on the day of their marriage for the classic banks of a limpid stream called the Wabash...
COLLINS, the barber, wants all who are owing him to... settle before January 1st, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) HIRAM H. ALLEN and WILLIAM REAM vs CALVIN ALLEN... real
estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Dec. 22, 1869.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, December 30, 1869
DELINQUENT TAX LIST for the Year 1868, Including the Taxes of 1869 in Fulton
(Wayne Tp) BONECUTTER, A. BAILEY, H. W. BALL, ISAIAH. BUNTAIN, JAMES H. BUNTAIN, JOHN. CARR, JOHN A. COSTILLO, PATRICK. COHEN, ISAAC. CARTER, SAMUEL A. CUSTER, GEORGE B. CALVIN, V. P. COPPOCK, A., est. CARR, WILLIAM. FOSTER, JOHN. GILCHRIST, JANES. GLANCY, MARY. HIJDKINS, H. S. HORN, F. M. HOLLENBECK, T. L. KIPLINGER, JOHN. MARSH, WILSON T. MOORE, GEORGE E. MONTGOMERY, C. MILLER,SILAS. MULLINS, JOHN. NICHOLS, EDWARD. OLDHAM, J. D. PACKARD, A. D. PHEISTER, JACOB. SNYDER, GEO., Sr. SCHLOPER, JESSE. STEWART, JAMES. SEARCH, JAMES. THARP, WILLIAM. TORRENCE, JAS. W. TEEPLE, YANCY O.
(Union Tp) AULT, ANDREW, APPLEGATE,... BARRETT, JAMES Y. BIXLER, DANIEL, est. BIXLER, PETER H. BIXLER, CATHERINE, COX, DANIEL A. COOPER, ALEX. ERTWINE, PHILIP. EWING, W. G., heirs. FORENBAUGH, ISAAC. FALL, JOHN. FULLER, JUDSON. GASKELL, ELWOOD. GPAFIS, JOHN. GARBISON, ISAAC. HARRIS, HYATT. HOCH, JONATHAN. JACKSON, MARY. JONES, JOHN. JACKSON, FIDELIA. MAXEY, JAMES. McCOY, 1. N. MILLER, JOHN S. MOHLER, ALEXANDER, MITCHELL, C. A. MULLENCUP, JOHN. McCONEHAY, R. McCOY, JOHN. NEWTON, LUTHER. OBERMIRE, HENRY. STAMM, BENNEVILL. SKELTON JOHN. SULT, POWELL W. SWARTWOOD, JOHN. TSCHAPP, ANDREW. TROUTMAN, A. M. TRIBBETT, ROBERT. TRASK,LAFAYETTE, WOLF, JOSEPH. WALLACE, E. M. WHITE, ELIZA A. YELTON, DAVID.
(Aubbeenaubbee Tp) ALLEN, CALVIN. ADAMS, JAMES. BOLINER, PETER. BOLINER, ANN. BRUGH, FRANCIS. BOWMAN, S. W. CHRIST, MATHIAS. COON, JOHN H. CAPP, JACOB. DODD, CHARLES P. DARR, A. G. FOUGHT, SAMUEL. FIKE, PAUL. GLEK, JOHN J., Jr. HAY, JAMES, Sr. HAY, JOHN. HARTMAN,
NICHOLAS. KING, MOSES. KEITH & CALKINS. LOHRE, JACOB. LAVENGOOD, FRED. MONOHAN, ISABEL. MYERS, JOHN, JR. REED, SAMUEL. SMITH, JACOB. STURGEON, HUGH. SOUTH, WM. SUTLEY, J. K., est. STAMM, BENNEVILLE. SWANTON, WM. WALTERS, MATILDA. WEIR, ALEXANDER. WURMAN, JEREMIAH. WARDLOW, H. J.
( Liberty Tp) ALLEY, MINOR. ALLEY, ELIJAH. BAILEY, JEREMIAH. BUTLER, W. E. & T. R. BUCK, ASHEL. BURTON, JOEL H. BACON, ISAIAH A. BEARSS, W. E. BARKER, OWEN. BLAKEMORE, G. W. GREEN, R. J. GRIFFIN, SUSAN. HAPPLE, DANIEL. HENDERSON, ELIZIH. HIGHT, JACOB, est. HENDERSON, PETER. JENKINS, GEORGE. KNAPP, ELIZABETH. KING, ROBERT.
LUDWIG, PHILIP. MUSSULMAN, J. T. MARTINDALE, ELINOR. MORRAN, CHARLES. NICHOLS, E. R. NEW, ELIZABETH. PRATT, D. D. POWNALL, HENRY. POWNALL, JACOB. PLANK, A. K. ROUCH, SILAS. STINGLEY, JONAS. SMITH, W. M. SQUIRES, ROSETTA. TUTTLE, JOHN. WILLIAMS, J. A. WRIGHT, EDWARD.
(Rochester Tp) AULT, JOHN, Sr. BOWMAN, HUGH. BRAMIN, JOHN H. BOYER, C. C. BARCUS, MARY. BOZARTH, LOT, est. BROWN, B. F. COLLINS, WM. COLLINS, JOHN. CLAY, C. W. COLLINS, JAS. M., est. CURTIS & RADER. COLLINS, JOHN B. CHINN, E. B. DAUGHERTY, EPHIM. DOWNEY, WM. DAUGHERTY, M. E. DAUGHERTY, A. J. DAUGHERTY, J. M. EDWARDS, V. B. ERNSPERGER, A. J. FRITZ, MARY. GUNKEL, MARIA. GRANGER, JAMES W. HARPER, JAS. S., est. HORTON, W. A. KIRKENDALL, WM. KING, E. J. LAWRENCE, VALIE. LEWALLEN, J. MILLER, SILAS. McCARTFR, WM. MULL, JOSEPH. MONTGOMERY, J. McNIILLEN, HENRY. NORRIS, DRUSILLA. NORRIS, GEORGE W. PUGH, MERRITT. POWERS, E. R. PUGH, ZEPHANIAH. ROSE, ENOS, est. RUSH, JAMES J. RALSTIN, MOORE. SPOTTS, DAVID. SHIELDS, W. J. SPERRY, S. G. SPOTTS, L. M. SHAFFER, HENRY. STETSON, ELIZABETH. TRUE, PULASKI. TRUXLER, DAVID. WOOD, W. fl. WALES, GEORGE. WATTS, BARNET, Sr. YOUNT, JOHN. YOUNG, DAVID.
(Richland Tp) ANDERSON, GEO. W. ADAMSON, H. ALTOFFER, ISAIAH. BIDDINGER, M. BREWER, JOSIAH. CALHOON, JAMES. CARTER, CHARITY. CLARK, SIMON. CRIMM, CHARLES. DRESS, ISAAC. DREW, HUGH. DOWNEY, WILLIAM. FELTS, CHRISTINA. FELTS, JAMES. FOSTER, SIMON. FISHER, JOHN P. GRABER, LEWIS. HUFFMAN, FRED. HENDRICKS, J. M. HENDRICKS, A. W. HENDRICKS, E. J. HUNTER, ROBERT. HUFFMAN, PETER. JACKSON, JOSEPH. KITTINGER heirs. LEONARD, W. T. LAVELL, H. H. MERLEY, GEORGE. MOW, A. H. MARSHALL LUDWIG. MESSICK, TIIOMAS. MUSSULMAN, J. T. MOW, WILLIAM. MERLEY, HENRY. MOW, D. & A. H. McCOY ELIZ'TH P. NEWCOMB, ISABEL. PERSHBAUCHER, JNO. PLOUGH, WM. M. RALSTON, MOORE. SURGUY, RICHARD. SffRYOCK, K. G. SANNS, JOHN. TI[AYER, D. P. WALKER, JAMES. ZERBE, JACOB.
(Henry Tp) ASHLEYMAN, SAMIL. ANDERSON, JOHN. ABBOTT, RICHARD. BUSE, JOHN. CAMP, NATHANIEL. CALLAHAN, JESSE, CASE, AUGUSTUS. CARR, EDWARD. CRAGE, CHRISTIANA. GLASGOW, JEREMIAH. HUMMEL, HENRY. HOOVER, ELI. HUMMEL, SUSAN. HAINES, ALBERT. LAMB, JOHN. MOORE, JAMES. MOORE, SARAH. MOONSHOWER, BENJ. MOORE, GEORGE. MOORE, THOS. C. MALONEY, EMILY C. McCLARY, CATHA'E. PRILL, LEWIS. PRILL, LEVI. ROYER, BENJAMIN. RANNELLS, SUSAN. RUNKLE, N. D. SHEETS, ALFRED. SHRULL, JOHN. SUTTON, FERDINAND. SIPPY, JACOB. STINSON,
JAMES K. SPERRA, HENRY.
(Newcastle Tp) ALEXANDER, I. H. ALMACK, THOMAS. BROCKWAY, J., est. CARR, JAMES. CRAFT, MAHALA. COPLEN, WM. COOK, JACOB. EMMENS, WM. est. EWING, A. J. FOSTER, JAMES. FISHER, WILLIS, est. HAMLETT, W. H. KESLER, JOHN, Sr. LEACH, M. F. MEREDITH, THOS. MEREDITH, CLARISSA. NORRIS, MORRIS H. NORTH, JAMES M. PUTERBAUGH, ELEIR. STOCKBERGER, S. S. STOCKBERGER, SARAH. STURGEON, WM. SEVERNS, JAMES. WHARTON, MARTHA. WARD, W. A. ZOLMAN, AMOS.
(Mount Vernon) BALL, ISAIAH. DECKARD, JACOB. RICHARDSON & DECKARD, Grist mill.
(Pleasant Grove) GRAHAM, C. S. TROUTMAN, M. A.
(Fulton) DAVIS, PETER. HANSON, A. E. LOUDERBACK, M. T. LOUDERBACK, T. B. MUSSULMAN, J. T. MARTIN, H. J. MONTGOMERY, B. F. PRATT, D. D. PLANK, A. K. SELLERS, SAMUEL. SWEET, IRA M. WRIGHT, JOHN W. ZIGLER, M. D. & J. ZIGLER, DANIEL.
(Rochester) AULT, SUSANNAH. BRISTOL, S. A. BECK, MONROE. CHAMBERLAIN, M. CULVER, WM. COLE, M. T. CUFFEL, LEWIS. COREY, BARBARA. CULVER, MARY J. CARPENTER, JEROME. CRAVEN, N. & W. EDWARDS, LOUISA. EDWARDS, JOHN. EWING, NANCY A.EADELMAN, J. B. FARRINGTON, H. S. FOOTE, H. S. GLAZE, WILLIS. GLICK, MONROE B. GROSH & BECK BROS. HILEMAN, M. M. HOPPE, JOHN, est. HAMILTON & TABER. HOLDER, CHICHESTER. HIGHT, WASHINGTON. JAMISON, H. B. LOVE, MARY. LOY, JACOB. LIBEY, WM. McCARTER, WM. MOORE, MARY J. MYERS, MARY C. MECHLING, SAMUEL. McGUIRE, GEORGE. NEFF, WM. PECK, F. A. ROSS, D. S. RANNELLS, ED. R. SHRYOCK, K. G. STRADLEY, C. J. SCHLOTT, WM. C. STALLARD, JOHN. TRUE, JASPER. TROUTMAN, B. & A. WARRICK, CYNTHIA. ZIMMERMAN, V.
(Akron) ADAMSON, RACHEL. KUHN, ANDREW. VALENTINE, ELIZAIH.
(Bloomingsbu-rg) AYDELOTTE, RACHEL. COPLEN, JAMES. KEITH, SIDNEY.
DAN. AGNEW, Auditor Fulton County, Indiana
(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES H. SPREY vs BENJAMIN F. BROWN and ELLIS R. POWERS... real estate (described) L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Dec. 29th, 1869.
REWARD. O. B. HOLEMAN offers $25 reward for the detection of the individual that poisoned his dog...
THE POTTOWATAMIE MILLS... We paid a visit the other day to the mills above mentioned, that we might note the recent improvements consequent upon the extensive repairs being made by the proprietors, Messrs LONG & MILLER... [describing new machinery] ... Mr. JONATHAN MILLS of the Globe Iron Works, Dayton, Ohio, planned the repairs of the old, and the construction of the new machinery. The millwrighting was done by Mr. S. W. LOCKLAND, of Fort Wayne... He was assisted by Mr. GEO. WINTERS, of Goshen, Ind., and Mr. JOHN MADDOX, of Fort Wayne. The new burrs were put up "in face" and condition for grinding by Mr. JOHN PLANK, of Constantine, Michigan, who is engaged as first miller. Mr. Plank is originally from Pennsylvania, speaks both the German and English languages, and is a first class miller. ... costing about $12,000...
COMING AGAIN - AUCTION. JOHN C. OWEN, the auctioneer, will be in Rochester on or about the 6th of January...
FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, Januarv 7, 1869
W. H. MATTINGLY, Publisher and Proprietor.
Office, Main Street, opposite the Court House.
WILDER & FOSTER having purchased the Old CITY BAKERY, in Wallace's Block ... they have fitted up an Eating Room in connection with the Bakery... GROCERIES... J. W. WILDER, T. J. FOSTER. Rochester, Ind. Jan 7.
RELIGIOUS. Elder A. F. LEAMON, of the Christian Church, will preach in the Court House, Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m.
KNITTING MACHINE. Mrs. L. CRAVENS is prepared to do machine knitting... Her residence is two squares west of the NATIONAL HOTEL, on Pontiac street.
DISSOLUTION. The partnership heretofore existing between Drs. ROBBINS & HARTER is this day dissolved by mutual consent... A. H. ROBBINS, D. S. HARTER. Rochester, Ind., Nov. 5, 1868.
SOCIABLE. The Baptist Sociable will meet at the residence of A. J. HOLMES... The object of the meeting is to secure a library for the Baptist Church ...
NEW GROCERY. Messrs. WILDER & FOSTER, recently of Laporte, have purchased the City Bakery, in Wallace's Block...
DIED. Mr. ALBERT BLODGET, formerly of Fulton County, died in Plymouth, on the 2d inst., of hemorrhage of the lungs.
ARGOS. Jan. 5, 1869. ... The P.O. has been removed from the Drug Store of
BOGGS and CHAPMAN to the Dry Goods Store of FRENCH & LOWE. Mr. L. being the
new P.M. PETER is well known...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Thursday, January 14, 1869
MILLER & HANNA, Stone Cutters, and dealers in Cut and Machine sawed
Stone. Yard and steam mill on Railroad, near Wabash Depot, Logansport, Ind....
all kinds of building work. Logansport, Jan. 14.
(Estray Notice) ... Taken up by MICHAEL CAIN, in Wayne Tp... appraised by MARTIN COTEN and ALEXANDER STEWART... EDWARD BARKER, Justice...
(Estray Notice) Taken up by WILLIAM NEWCOMB, of Richland Township, on the 1st day of December 1868 ... Appraised by THOMAS CLEVINGER and RANSOM RANNELLS... JOHN SNOW, Justice.
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN. Saturday evening, Jan. 9th, this community was
pained to learn of the death of ALEXANDER CHAMBERLAIN, Esq., one of the oldest
citizens of this county.
Father Chamberlain was born in Cayuga County, New York, in the month of March, 1788, and was, consequently, at the time of his death nearly 81 years of age. In early life he removed to Canada, and was a denizen of the Provinces when the war of 1812 commenced. At the outbreak of hostilities he returned to the United States and enlisted in the Federal army at Buffalo. He participated in several engagements, and was in the famous battle of Lundy's Lane, where he was taken prisoner by the British. His captivity lasted several months, but he finally effected his escape by a bold stroke, which is thus related: Being permitted to go out after an armful of wood, he filled his left arm, taking an extra stick in his right hand, with which he knocked down the sentinel who accompanied him, and before the stunned Briton could recover, the fugitive had put such a distance between himself and the prison as to render pursuit hopeless.
Mr. Chamberlain emigrated to Indiana in 1812, settling at Terre Haute, where he resided for a short time. He removed to LOGANSPORT in 1824, and built the first house ever erected there. A portion of this house still remains, and is preserved as a sort of memento of early times. In the latter part of 1834, or early in '35, Mr. C. settled in Rochester, building a cabin for himself on the bank of Mill Creek, near where the railroad now crosses that stream. He afterwards built the NATIONAL HOUSE, for a long time the only hotel in the village. He was the owner and BUILDER OF THE FIRST MILL ever in Rochester, and was identified with most of the early enterprises projected in this region.
Father Chamberlain was a vigorous man up to within a week of his death. Age and time had dealt gently with him, though his experience embraced hardships and privations of the severest character. He had hosts of acquaintances and friends in this and adjoining counties, who will feel grieved to learn of his demise. His funeral took place at the M. E. Church last Monday. The services were conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD, and attended by all the older citizens and a large concourse of people.
CUMMINGS & ROSS, of Tyner City, Marshall County, are now in this place, at the Central House, engaged in introducing Alexander's Patent Gate...
BURGLARY. Friday night last the store of Mr. WEAVER, at Akron, was burglariously entered and sixty dollars in money abstracted from the drawer. Two young men were arrested on suspicion, but no proof was adduced sufficient to warrant binding them over.
Mr. M. SAFFORD, of Chicago, is engaged in getting out HOOP POLES at a point
four or five miles south of here, on the railroad... There is money in hoop
poles, and, now that we have the means of shipment, they will hereafter be a
source of revenue to our citizens.
A temporary passenger DEPOT has been erected at the railroad for the accommodation of the public. It is the purpose of the company, we learn, to erect a substantial passenger and freight depot next summer.
FIRE-. One day last week the building in which the tank at the railroad is situated caught fire, but the flames were extinguished before any material damage was done.
The necessity of a good road to the west line of the county is felt by the business men of Rochester... ROAD... between ROCHESTER and PLEASANT GROVE. Much of the trade of Union Township goes out of the county on account of the bad roads ...
Rumors are afloat ... that work is about to be renewed on the RAILROAD between ROCHESTER and PERU, and that trains from the South may be expected in a short time. Hope so.
MURDER. At a spelling school, near Silver Lake, in Kosciusko County, a fatal
affray occurred, last Friday night, between two young men, named respectively,
GEO. BARBOUR and GEO. HAINES. It appears that a kind of feud existed between the
families to which the young men belonged, and the evening named had been set
apart for a settlement of old scores, The parties left the house to fight, and
in the encounter Haines stabbed Barbour, the knife entering his heart, killing
him almost instantly. The murderer fled, and, if arrested, the fact has not come
to our knowledge.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, January 21, 1869
LIVERY, SALE and FEED STABLE. The undersigned announces to the public that he has purchased of W. A. WARD ... O. B. HOLEMAN.
WITHHOLDING THE SALARY OF JUDGE WHITESIDES. ...salary of the Common Pleas Judge [for the reason that he did not attend...and the person appointed to fill his duties was paid]...The power of judges to make allowances should be curtailed if not wholly repealed. Under the present system the more dictum of a judge authorizes hundreds of dollars of expense to the county, in allowances to clerks and sheriffs and other officers. The law ought to specifically provide what the fees of officers shall be, and not one cent more or less should be paid them.
Our subscription lists, with but few exceptions, are now wholly composed of
subscribers who have paid in advance or who are owing for periods less than a
Next week we shall resume the publication of our paper. We have had the inside of this and two previous issues printed in Chicago in order to relieve the office of a press of job work and give us time to make out a new set of books for the year 1869.
We learn that the last daily MAIL was received here yesterday. The department has been petitioned to contract with the railroad for carrying a daily mail between Rochester and Laporte, but has not yet acted in the premises.
REGISTER OF ELECTION. names of the Trustees of the several Townships and the
Registers of Elections appointed at the last session of the Board of County
Wayne, D. M. CAUGHEY, JAMES WARE, WM. HILL.
Union, THOS. WILSON, C. S. GRAHAM, J. A. BARNETT.
Aubbeenaubbee, JOHN LEITER, JOHN HENDERSON, C. CAMPBELL.
Liberty, E. J. DELP, A. J. SUTTON, F. PETERSON.
Rochester, JOHN ELAM, C. H. ROBBINS, E. KIRTLAND.
Richland, ISAAC HIATT, FRED PACKER, A. E. BABCOCK.
Henry, JAMES DAWSON, GEO. SHAFER, LEVI BURCH.
Newcastle, J. W. BLACK, GEO. PERSCHBAUCHER, W. S. LYNCH.
MARRIED. At the residence of Mrs. MARGARET WEBER, Jan. 14, 1869, by Rev. JOHN H. CISSEL, Mr. WILLIAM DOWNEY and Miss E. A. WARD - all of Fulton County.
Esquire E. KIRTLAND was admitted to the BAR and authorized to practice in the courts of Fulton County, by Judge WHITESIDES, of the Common Pleas Court, last week.
The Baptist Sociable will meet at Elder LAMBIS residence ... The Presbyterian Mite Society will meet... at the residence of Mrs. MANN.
F. M. ASHTON has purchased the stock of J. A. AWALT, and also the saloon
building now occupied by ALLEMAN & McGUIRE ...
Many of our citizens will regret the loss of J. A. Awalt from the ranks of the business men of Rochester. Johnny has not been here long, but has made hosts of friends.
DIED. At Peru, Nebraska, on the 31st of December last, WM. ROBBINS, aged 54
Mr. Robbins left his home near Inwood, in company with his son, about eighteen years of age, about the first of December, to look up a situation to which he intended moving his family in the spring. He arrived at his brother's in Peru, Nebraska, and was taken sick on Christmas, resulting in death as above stated.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, January 28, 1869
ABSENT. The editor is absent from his post this week, having gone on a canvassing tour through the county... To enable him to make the canvass he has made a temporary arrangement to have the outside of the paper printed in Chicago ... During his absence the business of the office will be attended to by Mr. I. MATTINGLY, who will also edit the paper.
L. J. BROWN, Esq., of Des Moine, Iowa, is at present on a visit to his old friends in this place. Mr. B. owns several valuable tracts of land in this county which he will sell on very liberal terms.
Dr. A. B. STRODE has removed from these parts and taken up his -residence in
Roann, Wabash Co.
ARGOS. Jan. 24, 1869... Rev. CHARLES W. TIMMONS, of Bourbon, suddenly departed this life on the evening of the 14th inst. of heart disease. Mr. T. had been living in Bourbon (as pastor of the M. E. Church) for near three years, and had secured the friendship of all with whom he came in contact. He met everyone kindly and pleasantly, and ever spoke charitably of his fellow man. We have never known a person so universally beloved, nor one whose death is so universally regretted. He leaves a wife and two children, but the esteem in which they are held by the people will insure them sympathy and support. The funeral services were conducted by the Masons, Odd Fellows and Good Templars, of which orders he was a faithful and consistent member...
MARRIED. January 21st, 1869, at the residence of WILLIAM WALLACE, Esq., by
Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, of De Graff, O., and Miss SALLIE
JOHNSON, of Rochester.
On the 24th inst., by Rev. J. BISHOP, Mr. LEWIS B. YOUNG and Miss SARAH M. SHAW, all of Fulton County.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, February 4, 1869
JOSEPH W. DAVIS, of Bourbon, received the empty honor of the nomination by the Copperhead Legislature caucus for Director of the Northern State Prison.
F. M. ASHTON, Watch Maker and Jeweler... Silverware, Musical Instruments, Spectacles, Thermometers ... One door north of the Mammoth Building.
Elder A. F. LEAMON, of the Christian Church, will preach in the Court House, in Rochester... February 13 and 14.
ON THE WING. The editor of this paper spent a few days of last week in Henry Township ... At AKRON an extensive FLOURING MILL is in process of erection... Mr. ANDREW STRONG, blacksmith and wagon-maker, informed us that he had more work than he could do and wished that another shop might be started there. J. L. SLABAUGH is extensively engaged in the tannery business... WEAVER & ARNOLD have a fair trade in dry goods and clothing, and REAM, their neighbor, supplies the community with drugs and medicine. Mr. ONSTOTT, tinner, informed us that last season he made over 3,000 fruit cans to supply the demand of his customers. ALBERT STANTON, Esq., is a chair-maker of unusual taste... All in all, Akron is not a bad place. There is not a saloon in town, and a strong religious feeling is apparent among the inhabitants ... farmers ... prosperous...
Our young friend, ORLANDO B. MYERS, has purchased the Harness Shop of O. B. OSGOOD, and may now be found at the same stand, engaged in the manufacture of Harness, Saddles, Collars, etc...
The Baptist Sociable meets ... at the residence of ROBT. GOULD, Esq.
Our old friend, HUGH VAN METER, Esq., made us a present of an excellent
FIRE. Sunday morning last the blacksmith and wagon maker's shop belonging to
Mr. ANDREW STRONG, in Akron, was totally consumed by fire. The loss is between
$2,SOO and $3,000, and includes all the tools, stock, books, notes and accounts
of the proprietor.
From surrounding circumstances, no doubt exists that the fire was the work of an incendiary. Mr. Strong and his hands quit work at 5 oclock, Saturday afternoon, properly securing all fires about the premises before leaving the shop. It is supposed that the parties who robbed WEAVER & ARNOLD'S store some months ago held a grudge against Mr. Strong on account of his efforts to discover them. The tools with which the store was broken open were obtained from his shop, and very naturally felt a considerable degree of interest in bringing to justice the parties who made so free with his tools to effect a burglarious visit to the premises of his neighbors.
There would seem to be good reason to believe that Akron contains an element of lawlessness, in spite of admonitions and exemplary conduct of most of her citizens. ...
A great deal of sympathy is expressed for Mr. Strong, and every honest man feels unsafe since the occurrence of the calamity which destroyed the fruits of years of his toil in one brief hour. He is an honest, industrious man, and possesses the confidence of the community to the fullest extent. if health and strength are spa-red him, he will make good his loss in a few years.
PLEASANT GROVE ... Kewanna, Ind., Jan. 25... Mr. Editor: ... There has nothing of importance "happened" in this place this winter except the erection of an excellent FLOURING MILL... There is a protracted meeting in progress at the M. E. Church, conducted by Father SPARKS, who has been known and loved by the people of this place for years ... There is one dry-goods store (one merchant having sold his stock lately) one grocery store, one drug store and P.O., one boot & shoe shop, two harness shops, one blacksmith & wagon maker's shop, and one toll-gate ...
LIST OF LETTERS in the Post Office at Rochester, Ind.
for the month ending Jan. 31, 1869:
ALES, G. W. NEWBERN, Reubem
ALLEN, George NOYES, Peter
BOWES, Salien P. NEILSON, Andre
BAKER, Sarah M. O'BRIEN, Maurice
BAKER, I. OGDEN, H. G.
BURNS, Jesse PUTNAM, W. H.
CARY, Vinton W. REED, J. J.
FLAUZMAN, Johann RICHARD, Margaret
FRAZIER, Delila REASS, Margaret
GINDLEY, Alice STARK & BROS.
HUGHES, E. J. SEARS, N. A.
HARRIS, Joseph SIMEN, Mary E.
HAY, Emma SWEET, Sallie
JONES, Lydia TOWNSEND, Joel
JONES, E. A. THORP, Barbry
JACOBS, Junkin WAGNER, Sarah J.
LOWERY, John WAKER, Wm. [sic]
MYERS, W. H. WAGNER, A. J.
MALLORY, F. C. VANCYE, Ellen
McCLOGIN, Michael WATERMAN, Eliza
McMILLEN & CROCKETT WAGHER, Sarah Ann
- - - - C. J. STRADLEY, P.M.
(Executor's Notice) JOHN V. REED appointed Executor of the last will of HENRY
POWNALL, late of Fulton County, deceased... Jan. 30, 1869.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, February 11, 1869
...We have frequently asserted, and it has never been denied that the circulation of the Union Spy in Fulton County is double that of the Standard...
(Executor's Sale) JOHN V. REED, Exr of the last will of HENRY POWNALL, deceased... will sell at the late residence of the deceased in Liberty Township personal property not taken by the widow... Feb. 4, 1869.
(Estray Notice) Taken up, in Rochester Township... by DANIEL REPLOTMAN... Appraised by G. W. WYLIE and ELI ROUDEBUSH... E. KIRTLAND, Justice.
Elder A. F. LEAMON, of the Christian Church, will preach in the Court House... February 13 and 14.
C. C. & L. R.R. TIMETABLE... but one train will arrive at and one depart from Rochester daily, Sundays excepted...
MARRIED. By the Rev. J. R. MORRIS, assisted by Rev. WM. COOL, at the residence of the bride's father, in Perrysburg, on Wednesday, February 4, 1869, Mr. S. M. WRIGHT and Miss HATTIE COOL.
A POST OFFICE has been established at WALNUT STATION -Dr. J. T. DUKE, P.M.
Walnut, irreverently called POSSUM TROT - is a stirring little place. Most of its people are engaged in the lumber trade, and considerable quantities of timber have been shipped thence this winter.
We have been urged to make an appeal to the city fathers for SIDEWALKS in the much traveled portions of town... The present condition of our streets is disgraceful. In former times the neglect to provide for the comfort of pedestrians may have been winked at, but now the spirit of enterprise requires the improvements we are urging.
One hundred - more or less - suits have been brought against Fulton County by
applicants for bounty, under the order of the Court of County Commissioners,
issued February, 1864, allowing $200 bounty to those who helped fill the quota
of the county under the draft then pending...
GROSH & BECK BROTHERS have sold out their Bourbon establishment, and will hereafter devote their entire attention to their Rochester store...
F. M. ASHTON has purchased one half the building in which this office is located. We previously announced that the elder Ashton had purchased the saloon building occupied at this time by ALLENIAN & McGUIRE, and now learn that he has bought the vacant space just north of the saloon. In time, he expects to erect a brick on the corner.
The Presbyterian MITE SOCIETY will meet at the residence of D. W. LYON...
RETROSPECTIVE. DOC. COLLINS has handed us No. 48 of Vol. 1, and No. 15 of
Vol. 2, of the FULTON COUNTY FLAG, published in Rochester by PERSHING &
HOOVER. The first bears date March 29, 1854. Local items were scarce in those
days, and we find very little information in the home department. The
"leader" in the paper dated March 29, starts out with the query,
"What are they doing on the AIR LINE ROAD? are they going to let it
die?" This seems to have been an incipient Union Pacific, starting from
Toledo and ultimately reaching San Francisco. Rochester, of course, was to have
been a station on the proposed line. A meeting of the Directors of the C. C.
& P. R.R., at Laporte, was editorially mentioned, and it was announced that
a large force of hands were at work on the railroad near Mexico, Miami County.
These hands did not work very effectively, as there still remains a gap in the
line that was to have been "put through" with all possible dispatch
fifteen years ago .... A communication appears over the signature of A. H.
SCOVILL, in reply to an anonymous letter accusing him of a lack of mercy towards
an unfortunate barber who had killed his horse ...
The Flag Was tolerably well patronized in the way of advertisements. I. W. HOLEMAN, MORRIS DOANE and SHRYOCK & KEITH... A. K. PLANK made known his intention to permanently locate in Rochester and engage in the practice of medicine and surgery. Dr. CHARLES BRACKETT wanted all his debtors to settle their accounts ... MANN & CO.... stock of drugs, medicines, groceries ... MICHAEL STORM was engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoos. SHRYOCK & BOZARTH dealt in dry goods, as did also A. L. & C. H. ROBBINS, and J. WALLACE & BROTHERS. R. N. RANNELLS kept the ROCHESTER EMPORIUM, a mart for the sale of dry goods and the purchase of country produce. Mr. R. was also connected with a wagon shop ... The N. Y. CASH STORE was owned and conducted by J. M'COWN... Dr. A. H. ROBBINS had just purchased at considerable cost a full supply of dental tools ... A. CRIST ... respectfully informed his friends that he had on hand and for sale a large and splendid assortment of chairs, sofas, tables, etc. The BANK OF ROCHESTER was officered as follows: Directors, JOHN W. WRIGHT, ROBT. AITKEN, ISAIAH HOOVER, R. WALLACE, L. J. BROWN. President, JOHN W. WRIGHT. Cashier, A. F. SMITH. A. F. Smith was Clerk and WM. SPENCER Sheriff of Fulton County.
... third page... March 29 ... "An Ordinance to provide for the grading and improvement of MAIN STREET and its SIDEWALKS... S. KEITH, Jr., President, D. SMALL, Clerk ...
PLEASANT GROVE. Kewana, Ind. Feb. 8... M. D.... of which Kewana boasts two as
good as the best.
There are two churches in the village - Methodist and German Reformed - but owing to a "slight breeze," the latter was unroofed last summer, but is being repaired slowly and we hope surely...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, February 18, 1869
FULTON COUNTY JOINT STOCK AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY... The Board of Directors of the old FULTON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY met January 30, 1869, and had under advisement the organization of a Joint Stock Company... Mr. HOLMES submitted the following constitution...
LYON & KENDRICK are enlarging their store room...
MARRIED. At the house of the officiating minister, on the evening of the 14th instant, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. AUGUSTUS METZCUR, of Delaware, Ohio, and Miss MARY CASSEL, of Rochester, Ind....
REAM'S DRUG STORE, at Akron, was broken into Sunday night by a hungry straggler, who feasted himself on the contents of the cracker barrel, and abstracted a small amount of change from the drawer. The same individual visited the cellar of KUHN'S HOTEL, where he satisfied his appetite with a dozen pies. He was seen the following morning, resting from his labors on a pile of planks, by a party of boys, but before .pursuit could be orgznized he had fled to the woods.
The wife of Mr. JESSE SHIELDS died in this place Sunday morning last.
FIGHT. Rochester was disgraced, or enlivened... by a free fight last
Saturday. Mr. WM. BEARSS had a difficulty with a tenant. A knife was drawn on
the one side and a stone raised on the other... pitched battle occurred in Lyon
& Kendrick's store. Women screamed, men gathered in crowds about the
combatants, and a bloody time might have followed had not the Sheriff and
Marshal interposed... The strangest feature of the affair was that liquor had
nothing to do with it. It is seldom that sober men get as far as fighting,
unless there is a woman in the case, but this time neither whiskey or woman can
be held responsible.
The sequel of the affair was the arrest of Mr. Bearss for an assault with a deadly weapon, but the testimony went to show that he acted in self defence, and was accordingly acquitted.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, February 25, 1869
(Notice of Appropriation) To SUSANA READ and others, unknown owners of lands... (described) ... CHICAGO, CINCINNATI & LOUISVILLE Railroad Company has deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Fulton County, Indiana, an instrument of appropriation ... this 15th day of February, A.D., 1869. JNO. B. NILES, Attorney for the Railroad ... for the appointment ... three disinterested freeholders ... to appraise the damages which the owners of said land may sustain by such appropriation. JNO. H. & WM. NILES, Attorneys for said Railroad Company. ...
The CONTINENTAL HOUSE is closed and the lower story is being fitted up for business rooms.
The Standard office will issue but a half sheet this week in consequence of the defection of Mr. ARMONTROUT from its corps of printers. ROE quit because he was afraid he would have to take the office for what the proprietor owed him. He is a good boy. . .
MARRIED. On the 18th of Feb., by Esq. MILLER, Mr. SYLVESTER McKEE and Miss
On the 19th of Feb., by Esquire MILLER, Mr. WILLIAM FORSYTH and Miss SARAH ANN RUSH.
On the 21st of Feb., by Esq. KIRTLAND, Mr. HARRISON REED and Miss KEZIAH BURRICK.
(Sheriff's Sales) ... real estate (described)... Taken as the property of WM.
Also, ... real estate (described) ... Taken as the property of Wt4. ROSS,
DEATH OF RALPH SMITH. This community was pained to learn, on Sunday morning
last of the demise, the evening previous, of RALPH SMITH, Esq. - The deceased
was in usual health up to within twelve hours of his death. He had attended the
meeting of the Good Templars on Friday evening, and was seen by many, with whom
he exchanged salutations and jests. His disease was pronounced apoplexy by the
RALPH SMITH was born in the State of New York, January 29, 1819, and was at the time of his death a few days over 59 years of age. He was married to ADALINE COLLINS in early life, and soon after that event settled in this county. The precise date
of his location in this region we have not been able to learn, but he was here when it was almost an unbroken wilderness, and the red man and wild beasts disputed possession of the soil. He lived to see the forests overthrown and the wilderness yield to the agencies of civilized men. Naturally genial, generous and liberty-loving, he was always an anti slavery man, and died a Radical Republican of the straightest sect. His benevolence found a proper field for exercise in Odd Fellowism, and he was a bright and shining light in that order. He was also a Good Templar of unimpeachable standing and integrity. His social qualities surrounded him with friends, and his loss is felt by a large circle who are not of his blood or kindred, but who appreciate his worth and excellencies.
MONEY LOST. A few days ago Mr. HENRY BENSON, railroad and express agent at this station ... in Widener's Bakery... and on stepping out doors it fell to the sidewalk. It was discovered by a little girl, who,... was accosted by a man who offered to take it to the Postmaster ... The child complied, and that is the last that has been heard of pocket book or money...
THEFT. One day last week Mr. JACOB SAYGER, who resides in Henry Township, received $66 from a neighbor in payment of a debt. The fact became known to a young man named SAMUEL NEWELL, who lived with Sayger, and whom the latter had given shelter and a home ... Newell slyly opened the bureau drawer... The money was missed Thursday morning ... The whole amount was found on his person, and Thursday night he was committed to jail ... Our informant represents the thief as a shiftless sort of fellow, who found it difficult to find employment ...
IMPROVEMENTS. Next Season is likely to be a busy one in Rochester. It will
witness more building than has ever been carried forward in a single year here.
Besides the doublestore, three-story brick structure projected by Messrs. LYON
& KENDRICK in conjunction with the Freemasons ...
... ODD FELLOWS have purchased the corner opposite Bearss' grocery store ... They intend... brick and much upon the same plan as that adopted by the Masons ... the block will contain three store rooms ...
Dr. DANZIGER intends erecting a business house on the vacant lot south of the Methodist Church... also ... a private residence in the south part of town.
A firm of which Dr. HARTER is a member contemplate ... a warehouse and will embark in the grain trade here next season ... presume it will be near the railroad track.
CHARLES P. HINMAN, plasterer and stonemason has contracted for a large share of the work to be done. He has engaged the services of eight competent workmen ...
RELIGIOUS. A large number of our citizens had the pleasure of listening to
Elder SMITH, the Indiana editor of the Baptist Standard last Sunday...
Considerable religious interest is being manifested in Rochester...
Rev. W. R. MIKELS, of Plymouth, is here assisting the Methodist minister in a protracted meeting, and Elder LAMB, of the Baptist Church has received a heavy reinforcement in the person of Elder Smith...
There will be preaching at the Presbyterian Church...
Elder A. J. CLARK, of the Christian denomination, will preach at the Court House...
CIRCUIT COURT CAUSES... DIXON vs PARKER, COPLEN vs MYERS et al, GLICK BROTHERS vs SMITH & VANDUZER, HOLMES, agent vs Stailey et al, STAIR vs SPANGLER et al, TUCKER et al vs FLEMING, TUCKER et al vs HETZNER, TUCKER et al vs LOOMIS, CUMMINGS vs KILLEN, EMMONS vs EMMONS et al, REAM vs MOORE, BRADY vs CHINN et al, JULIAN et al vs COMMISSIONERS, BRAMAN vs BRAMAN, EDWARDS vs TABER, SINKS et al vs TABER, BOZARTH et al vs TABLER, BIBLER vs SUTLEY, State ex rcl AUDITOR vs RANNELLS et al, McGAUGHEY vs COMMISSIONERS, KEEL vs ROSS, State ex rel OREN vs DAWSON, I. & B. R.R. Co. vs HUDKINS, I. & B. R.R. Co. vs PHIESTERS et al, CARRUTHERS vs CARRUTHERS, BRYANT vs COMMISSIONERS, CROOKS vs WILHOIT, KEITH & CALKINS vs BLANCHARD, TANGHUY et al vs HERBERT et al, COLE vs WALLACE BROTHERS, CULBERTSON, executor vs HASKINS et al. HENDERSON vs WILSON, TROUTMAN & SON vs STOLTZ et al, CONGER vs PARKER, COWAN vs McCOY et al, BURTON vs NEFF et us, EDDINGER vs EDDINGER, DOWNEY vs RUGH, OVERMYER, executor vs STEVENS et al, FISH vs RUGH, ROUCH et al vs FARNER et ux, BROWN et al vs HOWELL et al, MONTGOMERY vs MARSHALL et us, DAVIS vs HUDKINS et al, .JOHNSON, administrator vs STURGEON, ELAM vs STRADLEY, JONES et al vs OVERMYER, WHITMAN, receiver vs JOHNSON & SON, [following all vs AUDITOR & COMMISSIONERS]: PAXTON, KUHN, DUCKER, POWELL, SECOR, CLELAND, SMITH, STANTON, WIDENER, SMITH, STRONG, BORDEN, CALKINS, SMITH, HAWKINS, MYERS, BUCK, WEST, LACY, MENSER, BROOKS, OREN, BARBER, SCOTT, KREIDER, PINGREY, CRUZAN, CULVER, PADDOCK, PARSONS, SHIDAKER, ROSENBURY, WALKER, POOR, BRYAN, GEORGE, MARSHALL, TIMMONS, LUDLOW, BELL, McCUMBER, CUNNINGHAM, McELVAINE, MYERS, WRIGHT, ROLLINS, BROWN, CLYMER, RICHARDSON, TRIBBY, CHAMBERLAIN, PERRY, WEST, PROPECK, MADDOX, LINDLE, SHIDAKER, NEWTON, HARRIS, KEELEY, NELSON, WORKING, POUND, BLUE, BROCKUS, DAVIS, BARRETT, SCOTT, BERRY, HEMMINGER, CRAIG, GRAY, JOHNSON, PECK, PHOY, BRYAN, MOSS, JENKINS, WARE, KIMBALL, TRUMBULL, SLATER, ANDERSON.
PLYMOUTH... Circuit Court was in session ... Among the cases tried was one
brought here on a change of venue from your county, The State of Indiana versus
BOWLES, which resulted in the acquittal of the defendant. The charge was grand
larceny, stealing a set of double harness from JOHN DAVIS, ex-sheriff of Fulton
There was another case tried here... GEORGE A. MORELOCH versus REUBEN KALEY, ISAAC KALEY, GEORGE W. KALEY, JOHNSOV, HENRY, LOWER et al. The two Kaleys last-named are young larks and sons of Reuben. It seems that Moreloch had in some manner become obnoxious to the above parties, and others who could not be identified. They determined to lynch him... they disguised themselves and proceeded to Moreloch's house, one night about the 1st of March.... In taking him out of bed they dislocated his left arm at the elbow, but still they whipped him soundly with withes and brush... A great number of witnesses, 70 or 80, ... jury... returned with a verdict assessing the damages of the plaintiff at $1,000 ... Moreloch's offence, it seems, consisted in abusing his wife and slandering his neighbors' wives ...
Morloch, to judge from the testimony... is rather an original character. ... in business matters he was honest and prompt, but would slander his neighbors and their wives...
ROCHESTER UNION spy - Thursday, March 4, 1869
(Non-Resident Notice) LUCINDA BROWN vs LEWIS BROWN... BALDWIN, plffs atty... 20th day of February... VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
ASSASSINATION. ... Stark County is inhabited by a family named CHAPMAN...
About six months ago one of the Chapmans attempted the life of Mr. L. A. COLLINS
in broad day light in the streets of Knox... but was himself shot dead by the
latter. Collins ... his act being considered justifiable...
On last Wednesday evening, February 17th, about 8 oclock,while LEONARD A. COLLINS was delivering a speech before a debating club at Cedar Lake School House,... a shot through the window, which killed Collins instantly...
A young man by the name of FRANK CHAPMAN has been arrested on suspicion.
PERU. The dwelling of J. G. BALLOU was destroyed by fire last Thursday.
LAPORTE. SAMUEL HERITAGE, one of the oldest settlers of Laporte County died
in the county asylum Feb. 1st. He was once well-to-do, but bad habits brought
upon his old age poverty and blindness.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. ANDREWS celebrated their golden wedding on the 16th ult. Among the guests was Father WM. TAYLOR, the first white male child born in Cincinnati.
J. F. SHOWECKER, Surgeon Dentist ... at the Continental House, Rochester, from Tuesday noon to Friday noon, the third week in each month... At all other times... at his rooms in Argos, Marshall County.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by SAMUEL PONTIOUS, in Henry Tp., about three miles southeast of Akron ... Appraised by DANIEL BOWEN and REUBEN WHlTTENBERGER... 12th day of February, 1869. LEVI BURCH, Justice.
(Administrator's Notice) JOSEPH WILHOIT appointed administrator of the estate of EBENEEZER CHEESMAN, deceased. February 12, 1869.
A Mr. WALES, of Henry Township, was buried last Monday.
Miss N. AULT, formerly of this county, died in South Bend a few days ago.
Mr. LEVI COX, of Union Township, died on Monday last. A son of the deceased was buried two weeks ago.
Died, of consumption, at her father's house, three miles southwest of Rochester, Tuesday, March 2, MARRIET ORR, aged 18 years, 2 months and 25 days.
J. E. CUMMINS, owner of the right of Alexander's Patent Gate in and for Indiana... is now in town ready to negotiate
LIST OF LETTERS in the Post Office at Rochester, March 1, 1869:
ALLEN, Alfred MASTERSON, C. A.
ALLITON, Zachariah MOORE & COLE
BOWMAN, Zacharias MARLOW, W. A.
BOCHSTON, C., Mrs. MILLER, Mary
BUCK, Adolph PARK, Isaac
BERGER, C. POMEROY, Charles
CODDLE, Peter S. PIERCY, A.
CLAY, B. F., Rev. PEBBLES, Dina
CREED, W. R. PHILIPS, Rueben
DUNN, Harrison RUSSELL, William
FOOK, Frina ROGERS, Eli
GAINARD, James RICHARDS, Maggie
GONTE, Monroe ROSS & KEMPLE
HUNTER, Samuel ROGERS, Samuel
HORTON, B. F., Eld SEARS, Oliver B.
JOCELYN, W. Fl. STURGIAL, Mary
JOHNSTON, George SNYDER, Henry
JACKSON, Samuel SROWFE, Hannah
LOUCKS, J. N. STRONG, William
LOWER, Henry STEWART, J. T.
McCARTY, Edwin SWONGER, David C.
MELBORN, Margaret J. SANDRID, Wesley
MALLORY, G. W. TULIP, Rueben
MILLER, Libbie YOUNG, Philip
- - - - C. J. STRADLEY, P.M.
CIRCUIT COURT... causes continued: DIXON vs PARKER, COPLEN vs MYERS et al,
TUCKER vs HETZNER, TUCKER vs LOOMIS, CUMMINGS vs KILLEN, EMMONS vs EMMONS,
BRAYMAN vs BRAYMAN, EDWARDS vs TABER, SINKS vs TABER, BOZARTH vs TABER, BIBLER
vs SUTLEY, AUDITOR vs RANNELLS et al, McCAUGHEY vs COMMISSIONERS, OREN vs
DAWSON, I. & B. R.R. vs HUDKINS, CARRUTHERS vs CARRUTHERS, TANGHUY and
others vs HUBBARD et al, COLE vs WALLACE BROS., TROUTMAN & SON vs STOLTZ,
CONGER vs PARKER, COWEN vs McCOY, DOWNEY vs RUGH, FISH vs RUGH, BROWN vs HOWELL,
JOHNSON, Administrator vs STURGEON, ELAM vs STRADLEY, WHITMAN receiver vs
JOHNSON & SON, ... 82 bounty suits ... continued...
Causes dismissed: JULIAN vs COMMISSIONERS, I. & B. R.R. vs PHIESTERS et al, BRYANT vs COMMISSIONERS, CROOKS vs WILHOIT, ROUCH and others vs FARNER, KUHN vs AUDITOR and COMMISSIONERS,.. other cases: GLICK BROTHERS vs SMITH & VanDUZER, HOLMES, agent vs STAILEY and others, STAIR vs SPANGLER, TUCKER vs FLEMING, REAM vs MOORE, BRADY vs CHINN, KEEL vs ROSS, CULBERTSON, exr vs HASKINS and others, HENDERSON vs WILSON, BURTON vs NEFF et ux, OVERMYER, executor vs STEVENS and others, MONTGOMERY vs MARSHALL, DAVIS vs HUDKINS, JOHES et al vs OVERMYER.
Criminal business: State vs: SCHLOTTMAN, Asa and Wm. COPLAN, TROUTMAN and REESE, Scott RANNELLS, Samuel NEWELL...
CONDOLENCE. to the memory of RALPH R. SMITH... Taylor Lodge, No. 36 ... C. J.
STRADLEY, M. J. MOORE...
Hall of Taylor Lodge No. 36, I.O.G.T.... W. R. LINE, E. R. HERMAN, W. H. BANTA, Committee...
Rochester Lodge No. 47, I.O.O.F.... JEROME CARPENTER, C. J. STRADLEY, VERNON GOULD, Committee.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY Thursday, March 11, 1869
FOR SALE. Cottage and lot ... in Rochester... near to business ... A. H. McDONALD, Rochester, Indiana.
SAM O. BERBER, House Painter and Grainer... Orders left at A. K. Plank's Drug Store...
JACOB BECK... Groceries, Dry Goods ... Store opposite southwest corner of public square, Rochester, Ind.
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the firm of G. W. TRUSLOW & CO. is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The goods have been removed to Messrs Lyon & Kendrick's store... G. W. TRUSI,DW, D. W. LYON, F. K. KENDRICK. Rochester, Ind. March 1, 1869.
REMOVAL. WALLACE & CHAPINIS store has been removed one door south. Mr. W.
intends opening a HOTEL at his old stand.
The Jack Screws formerly owned by R. R. GLICK, have been purchased by JOHN L. CLOUSE ...
FESTIVAL AND CONCERT. The GOOD TEMPLARS of Akron propose giving a Festival and Concert in their hall ... for the benefit of Rev. A. S. RETTS... Prof. J. E. HOOVER will enliven the occasion with vocal and instrumental ...
FIRE. Sunday morning, about 2 oclock, fire was discovered proceeding from the
residence of Mr. A. J. EDWARDS, two doors north of the Central House. flames
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk of Fulton County, during the month of
Elias MAXWELL and Mary A. SQUIRES, Archibald WATKINS and Mary E. FOGLE, Harlan CLEMENS and Nancy M. BRYANT, Levi ALMACK and Hester A. MIKSELL, H. B. TURNER and Ann SURGUY, Simeon J. FREAR and Catherine HIGHT, Jas. E. HARVEY and Melissa J. WILLIAMS, Jeremiah DRUDGE and Emeline ZOLMAN, Augustus METZGER and Mary CASSEL, Joseph F. MAPLES and Susan A. THOMPSON, Sylvester McKEE and Martha DOWNS, Lewis SIPPY and Elizabeth V. McKEE, Wm. FORSYTH and Sarah Ann RUSH, Harrison REED and Keziah BARRICK, Joseph ORMSBEE and Margaret WRIGHT, Wm. FLIKINGER and Mary A. REED, Charles REESE and Sarah LATSHALL.
COMMISSIONERS COURT... appropriating thirty-five thousand dollars to the C.
E. & L. R.R. Co ... (names mentioned): DAVID McCAUGHEY, P. C. DUMBAULD,
ISAAC PONTIOUS, JOHN ELAM, JAMES MARTIN, HENRY B. JAMISON... (allowances):
GEORGE WILSON, G. W. TRUSLOW, R. R. SMITH, JACOB STINGLEY, LYON & KENDRICK,
WM. FORNER, JONATHAN DAWSON, I. W. HOLEMAN, WM. SHEETS, BARNES GRAY, WALLACE
& CHAPIN, JAMISON & HOLMES, D. McCAUGHEY, A. G. PUGH, J. L. CLOUSE,
JAMES DAWSON, WOOD SAWYER, DAN AGNEW, C. L. WHITE, HILL & WHITE, S. S.
TERRY, WM. WALLACE, JESSE SHIELDS, WM. HILL, JNO. LEITER, JOHN ELAM, W. W.
EVANS, ISAIAH SLICK, I. T. VAN DUZER, C. H. ROBBINS, J. H. BEEBER, WM. J.
R. J. BRIGHT, THOS. WILSON, GEORGE SPRAGUE, S. S. NEWELL, H. C.
LONG, Mrs. LEAR, WM. McMAHAN, SAM KEELY, SAMPSON ELY, GEO.
TIPTON, SIMON WHEELER, WALTER SCOTT, WM. P. BALL, JACOB BECK,
S. KEITH, THOS. MOORE, A. V. HOUSE, E. J. DELP, JNO. W. BLACK,
ISAAC HIATT, T. B. LOUDERBACK, GEO. CARR, JONATHAN DAWSON,
N. RITZIUS, JACOB STEPP, F. M. REID, C. W. CAFFYN, P. M. RANNELLS, TIMOTHY MORGAN, JNO. W. DAVIS, WILLIS GLAZE, ROBBINS & HARTER, CHARLES WEISE, L. M. MONTGOMERY, ISAAC PONTIOUS...
Grand Jurors, August Term, 1869: ROB'T T. BEATTIE, DAVID LOUCII, HIRAM WAGONER, WM. J. MILLER, WM. REAM, JOHN JOHNSON, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, ISAAC MEREDITH, HENRY HOOVER, BENJAMIN GLICK, B. STAMM, M. V. COPLEN.
February term, 1870: ANDREW DUKES, C. S. GRAHAM, CHRIS CAMPBELL, JOHN AYDELOTT, W. H. DAVIDSON, D. RALSTIN, PHILLIP RADER, JOHN HAIMBAUGH, WM. CULVER, C. HAIMBAUGfl, JOHN HENDERSON, SOLOMON WHEELER.
(other names mentioned): JOHN ELAM, SAMUEL KEELY, WILLIAM McMAHAN, S. B. WAGONER, J. WELLIVER, WILLIAM WEIRICK, JACOB WILT, THOMAS ALMACK, SAMPSON ELY, GEO. TIPTON, JAMES E. CLARK, SIMON WHEELER, WALTER SCOTT, GEORGE ZIMPLEMAN, PETER F. BRUNK, WILLIAM J. MILLER, ANDREW OLIVER, JOHN GREGORY, ALFRED MARTIN, SILAS B. ALLEN, ROBINSON WHEELER, WILLIAM J. MILLER, MONROE DRITT, MARK COLLINS, JOSEPH A. LOVE, PAUL STOCKBERGER, JACOB OXTER, BENJAMIN C. WILSON, JESSE CLARK, DAVID MOW, B. S. LYON, ADAM STOLTZ, L. D. ALLEMAN, JACOB M. STAHL, JAY SHIELDS, MARK BOWEN, BENJAMIN E. SHORE.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, March 18, 1869
(Executor's Notice) ELI CARVER appointed Executor of the estate of LEVI L. COX, deceased, late of Fulton county. March 11, 1869.
(Executor's Sale) LEVI CARVER, Exr. will sell personal property at the late residence of LEVI L. COX, deceased, near Pleasant Grove ... March 11, 1869.
New Store - New Goods ... I have just opened in the New Brick buliding opposite the Court House ... Dry Goods, Groceries, Glassware, Cook Stoves, Boot and Shoes, Stoneware, Potatoes, Meat, Fish,... G. M. SERGENT.
ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL. The Spring Term... begin April Sth, 1869, and continue eleven weeks... Miss ANGIE MOORE will take charge of the Intermediate, and Mrs. S. R. MOON of the Primary... W. H. BANTA, Principal.
DIED. The wife of Mr. PETER MEREDITH died in this place Monday last.
MARRIED. March 17th, at the residence of H. B. JAMISON, by Rev. JOHN H. CISSEL, Mr. JOHN G. SHAFER and Miss ELIZABETH B. STEVENS.
SCHOOL REPORT... of the Primary Department of the Rochester School for the
month beginning Jan. 27th and ending Feb. 23d...
(names mentioned): MOLLIE ELAM, MINNIE SHRYOCK, ELLA KEWNEY, CYNTHIA BROWN, HATTIE DAVIS, ELLA BARB, EUNICE BARB, ELLA WALLACE, MOLLIE HOLMES, ELLA REX, EMMA STERNER, BELLE WALTERS, BIRDIE LYON, MAY SHIELDS, EVA AULT, NETTIE GRAY, DUDE HECTOR, LIDA STRADLEY, CLARA WALKER, FLORENCE HEFFLEY, MARY EMRICK, ALLIE BARB, ALLIE ALEXANDER, JENNIE DAVIS, LON BRACKETT, MOLLIE DAVIS, MAGGIE CHAMBERLAIN, JOSIE STURGEON, MOLLIE HORTON, TELLA LYON, MATTIE REESE, B. F. MECHLING, T. J. McCLARY, JAY SHIELDS, GEORGE MEREDITH, GEORGE WALLACE, HORACE KEWNEY, KIRG RANNELLS, JNO. PEARSON, LYMAN BRACKETT, CHAS. NEWHOUSE, SILAS TRUSLOW, WILLIAM HEFFLEY, CHARLEY PLANK, B. F. DAWSON, MELVIN COREY, MEDEA SHIELDS, JOHN WALLACE, FRANK HECTOR, BENJAMIN HEILBRUN, IRA HEATON, EDDIE CHINN, WILLIAM REX, PERRY JONES, WILLIAM WALLACE, LEO KING. W. H. BANTA, Teacher.
ROCHESTER UN1ON SPY - Thursday, April 1, 1869
M. M. REX, Dentist... Office over E. Kirtland's Book Store, Rochester, Indiana.
The POST OFFICE has been moved a block north of its former location.
DIED. The wife of GILBERT CALIPH, Esq., died in Liberty township last Friday.
The building formerly occupied by G. W. TRUSLOW is in process of removal to the spot lately occupied by Col. SliRYOCK'S office.
Active preparations are being made for commencing work on the new MASONIC BUILDING. The older BEEBER, who has been here for several weeks, will superintend the construction of the edifice.
A malignant fever prevails in the neighborhood of Pleasant Grove, we learn. Mr. ALFRED JACKSON has lately buried his wife and a daughter, and other members of his family are seriously sick.
The south room of the ARCADE BLOCK (CONTINENTAL HOUSE) is to be occupied by D. M. RANNELLS and WM. H. CHINN as a GROCERY and provision store. JACOB M. RANNELLS will run the MEAT MARKET at the old stand.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, March 25, 1869, by Rev. Mr. CURRY, Mr. NEWTON WOODFIELD, of Marion county, and Miss LAURA PENCE ...
LAKE MANITAU burst through the levee at the head of Mill Creek, Sunday, and poured into that stream a torrent of water. For a time one of the abutments of the railroad bridge was thought to be in danger, but the measures taken for its preservation proved effectual.
TOWNSHIP CONVENTION... Republicans of Rochester Township
(names mentioned): Dr. HECTOR, W. H. MATTINGLY, Rev. N. L. LORD, JAMES KEELY, A. G. SINKS, H. LEAGUE, ISAAC BLACKBURN, H. F. LANDIS, JACOB WRIGHT, MILTON WILEY, JAMES ROBBINS...
ARGOS. ... Democrats nominated: For Trustee, R. M. WILLIAMS, For Justice of the Peace, JEFFERSON WICKIZER. Republicans nominated: For Trustee, P. D. LOWE, For Justice of the Peace, HUGH PICKERL.
DIED. In Pleasant Grove, Fulton County, Ind., March 26th 1869, of Typhoid
Fever, Mrs. SARAH JACKSON, wife of A. T. JACKSON, aged 42 years, 6 months and 3
days. [condolences from Hall Eden Lodge No 69, I.O.O.F., March 27, 1869... WM.
T. CLELAND, C. S. GRAHAM, A. R. THOMPSON, Committee]
SELECT SCHOOL. The fourth term of the School taught at the Mammoth Building will commence April Sth and continue eleven weeks ... J. E. HILTON, Teacher.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, April 8, 1869
TOWNSHIP OFFICERS ELECTED....
(Rochester Township) Trustee, KEELY, 317; VAN TRUMP 350. Constables, JACOB WRIGHT, 314; D. RANNELLS, 349; H. F. LANDIS, 313; N. G. HUNTER, 351; ISAAC BLACKBURN, 314; M. B. GLICK, 346; MILTON WILEY, 312; C. F. WAGONER, 351. BENJ. GLICK was elected Supervisor of District No. 19.
(Newcastle) No contest. J. W. BLACK re-elected Trustee; G. F. STOCKBERGER and A. NELLANS, Justices of the Peace; JNO. STOCKBERGER, LEVI DRUDGE and J. A. LOVE Constables.
(Liberty) No contest, FRED PETERSON, Trustee; J. H. REED, H. C. SELLARS and SIMEON FREAR, Constables.
(Union) - Trustee, J. A. BARNETT, 121; J. C. HUDKINS, 107. Constables, S. K. HERROLD, 122; F. A. HUDKINS, 106; HIRAM TROUTMAN, 120; HUDSON BENNETT, 106, JAMES KELLY, 107.
(Richland) - Trustee, I. HIATT, 95; THOS BALL, 68 Justices of the Peace, WM. NEWCOMB, 96; GEO. GRAHAM, 94, THOMAS WHITE, 65. Constables, fl. H. LEAVEL, 97; H. O. WILSON, 64; JOSEPH ZINK, 94; A. BALL, S5; L. W. FELTS, 96.
(Aubbeenaubbee) - Trustee, T. MEREDITH, 55; JNO. LEITER, 48. Constables, H. RARRICK, 66; JOHN ELY, 41; ASA BAILEY, 17.
(Wayne) - Trustee, McCAUGIIEY, 105; HENRY HOOBER, 53. Constables, HORACE CUMMINGS, 101; H. VAN BLARICUM, 100; G. W. NICHOLS, 96; J. A. TORRENCE, 55; JOHN MULLIN, 47.
(Henry) - Trustee, JAS. DAWSON, 155; RUEBEN WHITTENBERGER, 130. Constables, ROBT. SECOR, 155; W. KREIGHBAUM, 130; STEPHEN SIPPEY, 150; SAMUEL BEMENDERFER, 126; W. DAVIS, 155; PHIL SWATZLANDER, 129.
Rev. W. PATTINSON has been employed by the Presbyterian congregation of Rochester as their regular minister...
Mr. ANGERMAN is adding to and converting into a business house the room lately occupied by OSGOOD'S HARNESS SHOP. When this improvement is completed and the Truslow building moved alongside, the space bounded by CHRIS HOOVER'S and DAN GOULD'S establishments will become a business quarter of importance.
ANOTHER NEW FIRM. We understand that Messrs. KOCH & CO. are about to establish a now JEWELRY STORE in this place. ... Their place of business will be two doors south of Hoover's Furniture Store ...
REMOVED. V. ZIMMERMAN has removed his stock of boots and shoes to his new
room, one door north of FRED FROMMIS building. He has on hand a large stock of
boots and shoes, manufactured in his own establishment...
I.O.O.F. CELEBRATION AND PIC NIC. The ODD FELLOWS of Fulton and adjoining counties will celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Odd Fellowship in the United States at Rochester, on Monday, April 26, 1869... A. J. HOLMES, V. GOULD, J. W. DAVIS, D. MOW, JONAS MYERS, Committee on Arrangements.
SCHOOL REPORT. ... school in District No. 1, Liberty Township ... December 7,
1869 and ending March 27, 1869:
LOIS SMITH, LUCY SMITH, MELISSA COLLINS, BETTY CORNELIUS, ELLEN SMITH, KATIE CARBACK, MOLLIE CARBACK, RHODA CARBACK, VIC SHELTON, IDA SHELTON, ELLIE NEW, ELNORA HATTRIE, LIZZIE HATTRIE, EVA HATTRIE, SARAH BACON, LUCY CALLOWAY, ALZIE BERRY, VILLIE HERRON, ALLIE HERRON, DORA SHELTON, KATIE NEW, JAMES O. SMITH, MARSH NEW, BEN. COLLINS, EBON SMITH, JOHN SMITH, FREE SMITH, WILLIE BACON, JACOB COLLINS, JAS. BARCUS, JOHN BARCUS, GEO. BARCUS, S. CALLOWAY, J. CALLOWAY, C. CALLOWAY, BURLY COLLINS, JAY CALIFF, PHILO CALIFF, CHAS. BERRY, BENJ. BERRY, ALBERT SMITH, THEO. SMITH, WILLIE BARCUS, JNO. CARBACK, ED. HATTRIE, CHAS. HATTRIE, THEO BERRY, EDWIN SMITH, ISAAC SHELTON, JOHN HERRON. B. W. CRAVEN, Teacher.
ARGOS. Our worthy townsman and Justice of the Peace elect, HUGH PICKERL, was
married on Sunday, the 4th inst., to Miss CYNTHIA GORDON. The ceremony was
performed at the residence of the bride's father, G. W. GORDON, by Rev. Mr.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, April 15, 1869
The Plymouth Post Office has been disposed of to Maj. JOHN M. MOORE. This appointment will prove eminently satisfactory to all parties ...
DEATH OF MAJOR JOHN M. MOORE,. We are pained beyond expression to learn of
the death, at Plymouth, Tuesday last, of Major John M. Moore. The deceased was
about 28 years of age, and the disease of which he died was Consumption. We have
mentioned his military services elsewhere in a notice of his appointment as P.M.
at Plymouth. Between him and ourself the most confidential relation existed,
and, on our part at least, a regard such as is seldom entertained by one man for
another. We mourn the loss of a true friend, his family a kind companion and
father, and society a genial, social and promising man...
The wife of Maj. Moore is not unused to affliction. Her first husband, Mr. F. A. WELTON, to whom she was married after his discharge from the army, was lost at sea while on his way to Savannah to accept a clerkship in the Quartermastor's Department, offered him by Capt. N. H. OGLESBEE. She is modest, retiring and intelligent, and is the mother of a child by each of these gallant men. We therefore cordially approve of the movement, already begun by the ladies of Plymouth, to have her appointed to the place her husband was to have filled...
ALLEMAN WOOLEN FACTORY, Tippecanoctown...
(Administrator's Notice) GEORGE W. WALES appointed Administrator of the Estate of GEORGE WALES, late of Fulton County, deceased.
JACOB BECK... Groceries, Dry Goods .... Store opposite southwest corner of public square, Rochester, Ind.
The funeral of Mrs. MARTHA STURGEON LAMBERT will be preached at the Presbyterian Church next Sunday morning...
ACCIDENT. Last Saturday LEVI MERCER, Esq., was thrown from a buggy, against a wagon wheel, and was severely hurt. For a time it was thought that he had received internal injuries and fears were entertained that they might prove fatal, but returning vigor soon reassured his friends. The accident was caused by the tongue of the vehicle slipping out of the yoke. Mr. Mercer was endeavoring to stop the horses, and the end of the tongue caught in the ground, which, with the aid of the team pulling forward, hoisted the buggy, destroyed the driver's equilibrium, and pitched him headlong into the wagon wheel.
Notice has been received of the appointment of Mrs. ELECTRA J. RYLAND P.M.
vice STRADLEY removed. The first intimation of a change was made public by the
circulation of a petition by Col. KLINE G. SliRYOCK, for the appointment of his
Mrs. Ryland is the widow of a gallant soldier, who fell in defence of the flag at Chickamauga...
The retiring postmaster, Mr. C. J. STRADLEY, has held the office eight years. He is very popular, as he deserves to be, for a more kind and accommodating officer we have never seen. His accommodating disposition has been the means of involving him in financial difficulties that have swept away the large property he once possessed...
BLUE GRASS... Editor Spy: ... Blue Grass is the center of attraction in Wayne
Township, from the simple fact that thither the citizens of the community are
attracted once a week upon the arrival of the MAIL, which is carried from Fulton
on the regular route. BLUE GRASS POSTOFFICE is situated in MOUNT VERNON, a
village of some 75 souls, and boasting three groceries, one tannery, one shoe
shop, a grist and saw mill, no church or school house, and, strange to say, no
tippling shop. The professions are represented by one M.D. of the Eclectic
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, May 13, 1869
SHIVELY & GALENTINE Having located in Rochester, in the corner room of CORNELIUS BUILDING... Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats & Caps, Boots & Shoes, Sugars, Coffees, Teas &c... Farm Produce taken in exchange... Merchant Tailoring... Furnishing Goods... May 13, 1869.
SAM O. BEEBER and W. F. TRUSLOW, House Painters, Glazers, and Paper Hangers...
City Clothing Store, in DOWNEY'S BUILDING, opposite the Court House ... LAUER & DEICHNLAN, Rochester, May 13, 1869.
STRAYED. On Friday evening, April 30th, from my premises in Newcastle township... WM. S. LYNCH.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... on the southwest corner of Lot. No. 24, old plat ... ANDREW GAST. Rochester, Ind. May 6, 1869.
The RAILROAD track is now completed to Peru, and through trains will commence running Monday next, it is expected.
MARRIED. May 6, 1869, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J. BISHOP, Mr. JOHN FARRY and Miss NANCY J. SMITH.
The southeastern portion of Rochester is the sccnc of great improvements. The east side of Main street is becoming crowded, and the street east and parallel with Main contains three new buildings. The suburb known as PARKERSBURG is also becoming populous.
The AKRON GLOBE has been revived, and is hereafter to be issued semimonthly. It is published by W. T. CUTSHALL, at 50 cts per annum, and devoted to temperance and literature ...
OPENING STREETS. One of the last acts of the retiring Board of Corporation Trustee was the passage of an ORDINANCE opening a new STREET, to be known as FULTON, in the west part of town ...
Local pride has heretofore forbade us to let fall a hint that Rochester was
without a VELOCIPEDE. We have been very reticent on the subject, but can now
say, without evasion or reference to wheelbarrows, that the bicycle has made its
appearance in our streets. ... seems to be nothing more than a big boy's
plaything. For utility and adaptation to the wants of mankind, it is a long ways
behind the more modest wheelbarrow.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, May 20, 1869
ELIHU LONG is closing out his stock of Eastern-Made Boots and Shoes... determined to devote his whole attention to Manufacturing... Custom Work... Repairing done cheaply, neatly and expeditiously. ... Rochester, May 13, 1869.
(Non-Resident Notice) SHELDON READ vs HANNAH E. READ... VERNON GOULD, Clerk... KEITH & CALKINS, plffs attys.
(Non-Resident Notice) LEWIS BILLINGS vs RACHAEL BILLINGS... VERNON GOULD, Clerk... KEITH & CALKINS, plffs attys.
Elder A. F. LEAMON, of the Christian Church, will preach in the Court House,
at 3 p.m. next Sunday.
Rev. W. PATTINSON made the death of A. J. HOLMES, Esq., the basis of his remarks last Sabbath. We learn that the sermon was highly consolatory to the friends of the deceased, and creditable to the speaker.
Miss SOPHIA FITZGERALD is now living at Mr. JOHN ELAM'S. She has a sewing machine and solicits plain and fancy sewing.
The Baptist Sociable meets... at the residence of Elder LAMB.
As soon as the railroad is ready to deliver freight from the South, the stone for the foundation of the MASONIC BUILDING. will arrive. Meanwhile, the carpenters, under the supervision of the elder BEEBER, are engaged in framing the structure.
The NEW BOARD OF CORPORATION TRUSTEES met ... selection of E. CALKINS President... JOHN H. BEEBER was elected Street Commissioner. D. W. LYON, DAVID S. ROSS and JONAS MYERS were appointed Fire Wardens ... W. H. MATTINGLY was allowed $10 for publishing Treasurer's Report.
(Non-Resident Notice) DAVID S. SCOTT vs AMBROSE B. THOMAS... VERNON GOULD, Clerk. KEITH & CALKINS, plffs attys.
ORDINANCE ... so much of the ordinance (opening FULTON STREET) ... as affects the lots of JOHN ELAM, SIDNEY KEITH, J. T. LONG, MARY H. TRUSLOW and SARAH HOLMES, be, and the same is hereby repealed... E. CALKINS, President. JOHN H. BEEBER, Clerk.
(Administrator's Sale) ... real estate to be sold by HARRISON N. LOUGH, Admr of the estate of JACOB K. SUTLEY... VERNON GOULD, Clerk... Rochester, May 15, 1869.
Misses MILLER & ACKERMAN, Milliners. Miss H. A. MILLER and Miss MARIAN
ACKERMAN, having formed a partnership... at Miss Miller's old stand, three doors
north of the Central House, on Main street...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, May 27, 1869
J. L. BOOTH, M.D., Having permanently located in Rochester... Has had fifteen years experience in the public and private practice of medicine and surgery... Refers to Allen County (Ohio) Medical Association, and to all Allen and Putnam County, (Ohio) people, living in Fulton County, who formerly lived within the bounds of his practice. Office in room above Dawson's Drug Store.
Dr. HILL & HECTOR, Physicians and Surgeons - W. HILL and
C. HECTOR - Office in Dr. Hill's building.
S. W. GOULD, Physician and Surgeon, Argos, Marshall County, Ind. Office at NORRIS' DRUG STORE. Residence on Walnut street cast of railroad...
Dr. A. H. ROBBINS... will continue in the practice of Medicine and Surgery, at the old office of ROBBINS & HARTER...
Drs. WHITE & SPOHN, Physicians and Surgeons - C. L. WHITE, J. C. SPOIIN - ... Office up-stairs in Shields' brick building. Dr. White's residence is near the southern limits of the corporation, on Main St. Dr. Spolin may be found at the office...
UNION BAKERY AND GROCERY. North Room of MAMMOTH BUILDING.
...Luncheon at all Hours ... WIDNER & CO. Rochester, May 27, 1869.
R. WALLACE, Esq., has remodeled his store building into a hotel ...
The new steam FLOURING MILL at AKRON has commenced operations...
We are able to announce as a certainty that TRAINS will commence running through TO PERU next Monday. Our information, this time, is derived from Superintendent BRADLEY, and may therefore be regarded as official.
A NEW THING. GROSH & BECK BROTHERS have purchased the exclusive right to manufacture and sell in Fulton County O'Neills Patent Boiler, Coffee-Pot Tea-Kettle Bottoms ...
The Baptist Sociable meets ... at the residence of SIDNEY KEITH, Esq.
A handbill printed at this office informs the public that L. & W. TRUE are prepared to card rolls and spin yarn. They charge 20 cts per lb for spinning, and keep all kinds of woolen goods to exchange for wool.
Mr. LAFAYETTE TRUE showed us, last Monday, a counterfeit $10 National Bank note ...
SCHOOL MEETING ... at the School House (in Rochester)... plan for furnishing additional school room... (names mentioned): Rev. N. L. LORD, DAN AGNEW, W. STURGEON, Dr. HARTER, B. S. LYON, Dr. ROBBINS...
CONDOLENCE.... Fulton Lodge, No. 19, F. and A.M.... death of Bro. JAMES LOWELL, a member of Wabash Lodge, whose remains were interred on the 16th day of May, 1869... sympathize and condole with the widow, children and friends ...
The infant daughter of Mr. J. H. LEAGUE was badly burned in the right hand and arm, one day last week. The older children had kindled a fire in the yard, and the little girl, who is just beginning to walk, got too near the flames. Fears are entertained that she will never fully recover the use of her hand.
Several families from Allen and Putnam counties, Ohio, have lately settled around Lake Manitau, where they have purchased farms. The new-comers are men of means, and, for the most part, sound Radicals ...
MECHANICSBURG. Capt. WILLARD, HARRY LEAGUE and J. R. LEVAW have lately built small houses on the right bank of the race, in the rear of the planing mill. The structures though not palatial, are better to live in than larger houses for which consuming rents must be paid. The new district is, we believe, outside the corporation, and has been christened with the designation above. Mechanicsburg is, so far, overwhelmingly Republican.
Fulton Common Pleas Court ... The State of Indiana, on relation of EPHRAIM DOUGHERTY vs GABRIEL SAGUR, Surety of the Peace...
... The depot is now surrounded with buildings of a substantial character. On the same side of the street a two-story frame has sprung up and is being used for a boarding house. Fronting the railroad, Mr. JOHN BOICE has established a blacksmith shop, and, between the track and the mill-race, H. F. LANDIS, Esq., has erected a very comfortable looking dwelling. On the opposite side of the Akron road, a two story frame, destined to be used as an eating-house, is being finished off, and immediately in rear of the depot, HARTER & DAVIS are preparing the foundations of a GRAIN WAREHOUSE, which is to be of large proportions and built in the most durable manner.
The people of the western portion of Fulton County are most wretchedly supplied with MAIL facilities. A letter mailed at Rochester goes to Logansport, thence to Winamac, and is carried across the country to its destination at Pleasant Grove or Bruce's Lake. It traverses a distance of fifty miles to reach a point twelve or fifteen miles from whence it started...
REEVE & STURGEON - C. H. REEVE, E. STURGEON - Attorneys at Law, Rochester, Ind... on the second floor of Shields' Brick Building ...
(Administrator's Notice) SARAH HOLMES, WM. ASHTON appointed Admrs on the estate of ANDREW J. HOLMES, late of Fulton County, deceased. Rochester, May 19, 1869.
(Non-Resident Notice) DAVID S. SCOTT vs AMBROSE B. THOMAS and ANNIE THOMAS
... VERNON GOULD, Clerk. KEITH & CALKINS, plfs attys.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, June 3, 1869
DISSOLUTION. The partnership heretofore existing between S. KOCH and A. D. HOPPE has been dissolved by mutual consent. Rochester, June 1, 1869. The above business will hereafter be carried on by S. KOCH.
Dr. JAMES TOLERTON, Physician and Surgeon, late Surgeon in 129th Reg. Ind. Vols .... Office on Main street, over F. B. ERNSPERGERIS store.
ROCHESTER WOOLEN MILLS, Carding, Spinning, Fulling, Dyeing and Cloth Dressing. Spinning 20 cts per lb. A large stock of Jeans, Flannells, Satinetts, Blankets &c ... Exchange for Wool. Custom work... H. A. JOHNSON & SON. Rochester, June 3, 1869.
HORACE S. FOOTE, Attorney at Law and Notary Public ... Office at the Court House, in the Clerk's office, Rochester, Ind.
JAMES HARPER, Esq., an old resident of this county, died Saturday last. [Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester Twp.:James S. HARPER, d. May 28, 1869, ae 75y-7m-15d.]
The Presbyterian Sociable will meet... at the residence of D. W. LYON.
Rev. ISAAC STALLARD is building a residence on the east side of Madison street, south of Pearl.
ADAM SHOLDER is improving his property, corner of South and Jefferson streets, with a new building.
MONROE STREET, south of Pearl, was an imaginary thoroughfare when spring opened, but now its entire length is dotted with new buildings.
JAMES M. BEEBER is putting up a dwelling house on Madison street...
The FIRST TRAIN ran through TO PERU last Sunday. Several citizens of Rochester were passengers. The time-table of the road will be found in this paper.
HUNTINGTON LIME. A. MIESCH is furnishing Huntington lime to many of our citizens...
F. RICHTER has brought from Fulton the frame of the BUILDING occupied by him
when he was in business there, and is putting the parts together on the west
side of Main street, in the square north of the M. E. Church. The structure is
two stories in height, and will make a first-rate business -room.
Messrs. GROSH & BECK BROTHERS are building a business room, alongside of Mr. Richter's, which will extend from Main street to the alley in rear. It is one-story in height, and the back part will be used for a tin shop.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Fulton County Clerk during May, 1869:
John FARRY and Nancy Jane SMITH, Benj. F. MUSSLEMAN and Alice COOK, Mason JAQUA and Melvina ADDINGTON, Sylvester LOVELL and Amanda HERROLD.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, June 10, 1869
Dr. J. T. SALTER, Late of Cincinnati,... has permanently located ... having rented a suite of rooms over Fred Fromm's Grocery Store ...
(Non-Resident Notice) ELI ROUDEBUSH vs CATHERINE ROUDEBUSH... VERNON GOULD, Clerk. KEITH & CALKINS plffs atty.
WM. T. BAKER, Esq. is putting up a residence for his family on Monroe street.
Mr. BARNES, of the firm of BARNES & GREY, is building a brick dwelling on Monroe street. It will be small, but the first brick residence in Rochester.
Mr. GEO. GLAZE has lately built a residence near the right bank of Mill Creek, on the Warsaw road, which has a most picturesque effect when seen from a distance. It is a Gothic Cottage, and is convenient as to its internal arrangements as well as handsome in appearance.
FRANK SHRYOCK has been heard from at Yankton, Dakota Territory, where he has secured a position in the office of the Pawnee Agency. Through the favor of Gov. BURBANK, his prospects are as good as he is deserving. FRANK, hunt up Colonel G. C. MOODY, and make him write a long letter to his Northern Indiana friends.
The Baptist Sociable will meet... at the Wallace House...
There will be no preaching at the Presbyterian Church next Sunday. The pastor is absent, and the meeting house is being repapeted and otherwise refitted.
... We suggest that the town authorities cause the names of STREETS to be posted at the crossings. The expense would be trifling and the convenience of the arrangement considerable.
ED. RANNELLS has purchased W. CHINNIS interest in the GROCERY store, south room Continental House. Ed spent the winter at Paducah, Ky., but confesses that Rochester is the best place he can find.
Old citizens tell marvelous stories concerning large fish in Lake Manitau. Many recollect a sturgeon weighing 180 lbs, taken by a Mr. NEWELL. ... It is believed that there are now in the lake fish of 200 lbs weight and even larger. One day last week two gentlemen named ALLEN captured three buffaloes that weighed about 40 lbs each.
SHOOTING AFFRAY. An affray occurred at the CENTRAL HOUSE Wednesday morning that came near having a sanguinary termination. ... The evening but one previous, the colored cook of the Central was passing an ice cream saloon, with a dusky belle on his arm. Inside of the saloon stood Mr. JACOB GERSON, the Israelite tailor in the employ of SHIVELY & GALENTINE, at whom the colored brother took mortal umbrage, on account of an alleged remark or gesture. ... meeting the tailor Tuesday night, he abused and called him a s-n of a b --- h. The descendant of Abraham did not at once resent the insult, but the longer he thought about it the madder he got, and yesterday morning called on Mr. Fifteenth Amendment for an apology or satisfaction.... A fight ensued... Our information is that after the colored individual had passed the fence some little time, Mr. Gerson opened fire with his revolver ... no damage was done...
JOHN L. and JAMES WESTERVELT of this place, have sold out and intend locating at Fort Scott, Kansas. Col. BAILEY will probably go to Kansas City. - Plymouth Republican.
A sad accident occurred on last Saturday near Dora in this County, by which a little daughter of ISAAC LEEDY'S aged six years, lost her life. She was trying to cross a small creek... slipped and fell, striking her head against a rock... Wabash Plain-Dealer.
The FIRST TRAIN came in FROM ROCHESTER on the now road, on Sunday evening
last, in order to be ready for a start from this place on Monday morning. A
number of Rochester people who formerly resided in this place were among the
passengers, of whom we recognized Captain ED CALKINS, OMER BEARSS, HENRY JAMISON
and possibly others... Mr. COWGILL came over on Monday and went east.
We were at the depot Tuesday morning when the train started north and noticed the following Peruvians, who shipped for Rochester and other points along the line: J. H. JAMISON, WM. HAUK, Colonel AMBROSE, MARTIN SWAUGER and Hon. J. N. TYNER... - Peru Republican.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, June 17, 1869
Dr. ANGUS BROWN, Homeopathist, has permanently located in Rochester for the practice of his profession. office over Shield's Dry Goods Store.
(Administrator's Sale) WILLIAM TRIBBETT, Admr of the estate of ROBERT TRIBBETT, deceased... will sell real estate (described)... KEITH & CALKINS, his attys. June 9, 1869.
CHARLEY MANN gave his friends quite a fright one evening last week, by falling asleep in the corn crib. The neighbors were aroused, and search was instituted and continued in all directions, until some one happened to think of looking into the crib.
COMMISSIONERS COURT... Liquor licenses were granted to JOSEPH WIDENER, LOY
& HAWLEY, J. M. DAVIDSON, JOHN GAST and ANDREW GAST, of Rochester, and JOHN
KALER, of Pleasant Grove. ... (names mentioned): JOHN VAN METER, OBED ALLEN,
BENJ. C. WILSON, S. B. ALLEN, R. WHEELER, W. J. MILLER, W. P. EVARTS, CHARLES
SAVAGE, A. J. SUTTON, SAMUEL FREAR, WILLIAM REAM, ED McLOUCHLIN, WM. HILL, SIMON
WHEELER, SAM'L ROUCH, WALTER SCOTT, MONROE DRITT, I. H. ALEXANDER, GEO. KESSLER,
WM. S. LYNCH, OSCAR GROW, ISAAC BARKMAN, WM. J. MILLER, ANDREW OLIVER, JOHN F.
GREGORY, PETER F. BRUNCK, WM. M. ARNOLD...
(Allowances): ISAIAH SLICK, G. PERCHBAUCHER, ISAAC AULT, A. J. SUTTON, ISAIAH WALKER, J. F. FANSLER, JACOB STEPP, PHILLIPS & LEITER, WILSON, CLARK, MOW, ALLEN, WHEELER, MILLER, GEORGE WILSON, W. W. EVANS, JESSE SHIELDS, WM. McCARTER, Mrs. R. R. SMITH, A. CUBBERLY, LEWIS POWERS, E. R. POWERS, I. W. HOLEMAN, COLLINS, LOVE, STOCKBERGER, WALLACE & CHAPIN, VERNON GOULD, JONATHAN DAWSON, N. RITZIOUS, R. GINTHER, ROBERT AITKEN, D. GOULD, MERCER & SHEPHERD, LEVI HEILBRUN, B. S. CLEVINGER, A. G. PUGH, W. H. MATTINGLY, ROSSER, SPRINGER & CO. W. J. BRADEN, A. K. PLANK, R. J. BRIGHT, W. CULVER, WM. SHEETS, A. V. HOUSE, SOL. MILLER, S. S. NEWELL, DAN AGNEW, PAUL FIKE,
SUSAN CARR, S. MOON, JOHN KRATHWOLD, R. B. EVANS, T. C. MOORE, F. M. HEAD, BARNES & GRAY, D. MARSH, WM. WALLACE, L. MONTGOMERY, MILLER, OLIVER, GREGORY, A. H. ROBBINS, HILL & HECTOR, JOHN ELAM, J. L. CLOUSE, WM. P. BALL, WM. WALLACE, WHITE & SPOHN...
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OF FULTON COUNTY for the year ending May 31, 1969-. ...
Dr. DANZIGER is pushing rapidly forward to completion, on the lot just north of the post office, a BUILDING which will contain two store rooms and a dwelling for his familey.
ROCHESTER ORDINANCE... (requiring LICENSE to sell liquors) ... Passed June 8th 1869. E. CALKINS, President.
ROCHESTER ORDINANCE ... Providing for the issuing of BONDS to pay the expense of enlarging and improving the SCHOOL House in... Rochester... Passed June 8th, 1869. E. CALKINS, President.
ROCHESTER ORDINANCE ... That the SIDEWALKS on the south side of Pearl street in said town, between Main street and the Railroad, be improved as follows ... shall be constructed of oak plank, or other plank acceptable ... of not less than one and one-half inches in thickness, and not more than six inches in width, and not less than six feet in length, to be laid on stringers, not less than three in number, laid lengthwise... Passed June 8th, 1869. E. CALKINS, President.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, June 24, 1869
Presbyterian Sociable at the Wallace House...
DANCE. There will be a Ball given at the Wallace House on Thursday evening next, July Ist, 1869... R. WALLACE.
Messrs. DAVIS & HARTER have raised the frame of their freight and GRAIN WAREHOUSE. The room below will be used by the railroad company as a FREIGHT DEPOT. The upper story will contain storage for 30,000 bushels of grain, and will include fifteen bins 10 feet square and 2-3/4 feet in height.
Mr. A. P. HOLDER, the other day presented us a quantity of delicious Strawberries.
DOG LOST. Strayed or stolen ... Any person bringing the dog to the City Bakery, or leaving there any information... J. B. VAN DIEN.
STEALING. A young Irishman, an employee of the railroad company, was committed to jail, one day last week, to await his trial in Court, on a charge of stealing a pair of pants from a clothing store ... on arraignment, named HAGGART, confessed the crime and his compantions were discharged.
DISCHARGED. THOMAS and JASPER HUNTER were brought before Esquire HERMAN, last Friday, charged with stealing a pocketbook containing $140 from ISAAC B. COPLIN, a stock-buyer from Laporte. The money was lost June 3d between the residences of SILAS FERRY and FIN. EMMONS, in Newcastle Township. The Hunters were working for Emmons, and left clandestinely, Jasper on the 7th and Thomas on the Sth. They went to Howard County, were there arrested and returned here. The trial developed no evidence against the defendants ...
COUNTERFEITERS ARRESTED. ANDREW C. CUTSIIALL and JAMES S. SHINEBERGER, who reside near Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, were arrested here Thursday evening, on a charge of circulating counterfeit money. ... conveyed to Indianapolis by a government detective ... Each had one hundred and fifty dollars in counterfeit notes, of various denominations, and were about starting out to purchase sheep with the spurious money.
FAMILY REUNION. On his birthday, which occurred one day last week, THOMAS SHELTON, Esq., assembled at his residence, four miles southeast of Rochester, his children and grand children forty three in number. The occasion was a happy one, the only sorrow felt being for the absent ones whom death had claimed. Father Shelton is a native of Kentucky, and is 73 years of age. He came to Indianapolis in 1826 and removed to Fulton County in 1842. Though his years have already exceeded the appointed limits of man, he is still hale and vigorous. Age has not impaired his intellectual faculties, and his family and friends trust that his days may be prolonged in the enjoyment of a ripe old age. The high character of the patriarch and his family are universally acknowledged. Father Shelton is a sound Republican, and reared his sons in that patriotic faith. . .
PAINFUL ACCIDENT. Yesterday, as Mr. DAVID CARR was hoisting a bunch of shingles to the roof of ADAM SHOLDERIS building, the scaffold on which he was standing gave way. Mr. C. fell to the ground, followed by the bundle, which he turned partially aside with his arm, but not sufficiently to clear his nose, which was struck and badly mashed. He considers himself fortunate, however, for had the heavy bunch fallen on his head, with unchecked velocity, the result might have been fatal. Mr. Carr is not confined to his bed, but his injuries are extremely painful.
(Administrator's Notice) LAFAYETTE TRUE appointed Admr of the estate of JAMES S. HARPER, late of Fulton County, deceased.
(Non-Resident Notice) DAVID RICHARDSON vs NANCY RICHARDSON this 22d day of June, 1868. VERNON GOULD, Clerk. JAMISON, plfs atty.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, July 1, 1869
WANTED. Five hundred bushels Whortleberries in exchange for goods and cash. JACOB BECK.
A FINE HOUSE. The other day we accepted an invitation to ride with E. B.
CHINN, of KILLEN & CHINN'S Livery Stables, and were driven to the residence
of WM. CARTER, Esq., one mile from Rochester,- on the Peru road. ... Mr. Carter
lives in a style beyond the fondest anticipations of poor editors, and we were
dazzled with the profusion and signs of wealth everywhere apparent. The house is
a new one, not yet fully completed, and is so far as our acquaintance extends,
the finest in the county. It was built at an expense of $6,000, and contains all
the latest approved improvements in country houses. Its dimensions we are not
familiar with, but it contains all the room required by the family, with a
liberal allotment for guests. Underneath is a huge cellar, constructed by Mr.
CHAS. P. HINMAN, who seems to have realized that his work would be subjected to
frequent and rigid examination. The wood work was done by JOHN L. CLOUSE, Esq.,
and the perfect joints and elaborate designs of the parlors, &c., do him
honor. In the south side is a bow window, which is a perfect success in
workmanship. The plastering is J. M. BEEBERIS best job, and is fully up to the
mark. The painting, a portion of which was yet unfinished at the time of our
visit, is progressing under the superintendence of Messrs. BEEBER & TRUSLOW,
and gives promise of beauty and excellence.
The building is surmounted by an observatory, which commands a view of the country for miles around. Mr. Carter informs us that in winter with a glass Plymouth may be seen from the height.
Mr. Carter is one of the pioneers of this county. He came here a poor young man, and relates that he chopped four cords of wood for a bushel of corn the first year of his residence in Fulton county. He married here, and in his courting days used to take the girls out sleighing in a jumper with a steer between the shafts. Modern belles would not care about appearing on the streets behind such an animal but their mothers were not so stuck up. His property has been accumulated by hard work, for which his stalwart frame and robust health admirably fitted him. He preserves the hearty hospitality of former years as well as the many good qualities which render him universally popular.
The RAILROAD Company is putting up TELEGRAPH WIRES along the line.
(Non-Resident Notice) SARAH SMITH vs CHARLES SMITH... this 29th day of June,
1869. VERNON GOULD, Clerk. TURPIE & BALDWIN, plfs attys.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, July 15, 1869
ROCHESTER ORDINANCE. ... prescribing certain duties of the Marshal ... Passed July 13th, 1869. J. H. BEEBER, Clerk. E. CALKINS, President.
(Non-Resident Notice) MARY A. COON vs MARTIN CONGDON... this 6th day of July,
1869. VERNON GOULD, Clerk. STURGEON, plffs atty.
... the Atlas Mutual Life Insurance Company... Local Agent, E. KIRTLAND... The following persons have insured the last five days in the Atlas, to-wit: Prof. W. H. BANTA, Rev. N. L. LORD, WILLIAM HILL, Mr. JONAS CARR, W. CULVER, J. B. ELLIOT, M. B. GLICK WM. DOWNEY, J. B. FULTZ, C. FITZGERALD and wife B. LIBEY, D. M. BOGGS and Mrs. W. HILL.
All letters arriving at the Rochester Post office for JESSE ZERM, should be delivered to J. F. WATERMAN, his authorized agent.
Rev. W. W. CLAYTON, Universalits Minister, will preach at the Court House ...
NOTICE. As my term of lease of the POTTOWATOMIE MILLS expires on the 31st day of July, 1869, I therefore request all with whom I have business transactions, to come forward for settlement ... F. W. STOCK. Rochester, July 14.
LOST. Somewhere on the road between WM. STURGEON residence and the residence of WM. DAVIDSON ... Pocket Book... rewarded by leaving the same at Ashton's Bazar.
PAINFUL ACCIDENT. On Saturday last the daughter of Mr. RUSSELL SMITH,
residing about four miles, south-east of this place, was thrown violently from a
buggy, and her ankle joint dislocated. The injury was similar to the one
inflicted on Mr. HOLMES last spring.
It was found necessary to amputate the limb, and the operation was successfully performed by Messrs. ROBBINS & HIGGINS, and up to this time the patient is doing extremely well.
NEW ARRIVAL. It is with pleasure that we announce the location in our town of Dr. C. B. HIGGINS of Peru. Mr. Higgins is a young man of much ability... He has formed a co-partnership with Dr. ROBBINS, and the firm will hereafter be known by the name and style of ROBBINS & HIGGINS.
Mr. M. J. GRANGER having recently purchased one of Singers best Sewing
Machines, is prepared to do all kinds of sewing... call at the residence of Mrs.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, July 22, 1869
(Estray Notice) Taken up by JACOB AXTER living in Richland Township... WM. NEWCOMB, Justice. V. GOULD, Clerk.
(Administrator's Sale) LAFAYETTE TRUE, Admr, will sell at the residence of JAMES S. HARPER, late of Fulton County... personal property...
Dr. HILL is building a fine residence on Madison street. Peddling pills must
be a profitable business.
Elder A. F. LEAMON, the Christian Church, will preach in the Court House next
Sunday, at 3 p.m.
Rev. W. W. CLAYTON, Universalist Minister, will preach
at the Court House, in this place Tuesday evening, July 27th.
The livery stables are "running" each other, and passengers are carried to and from the depot without charge. Where the profits come in we have not heard.
There are certain strangers lurking about town who have no visible means of support but are believed to be gamblers. Their room is preferable to their company.
GRAVE THOUGHTS. We paid our first visit to the old burying ground last Sunday. The location possesses many natural advantages, being high and rolling. We were shocked, however, by the shameful neglect everywhere apparent. The fences are out of repair, the gates down, and horses and cattle roam through the grounds at will, throwing down tombstones and trampling upon the graves ....
SEWERAGE. ... we hear the suggestion thrown out that a sewer should be lain
from one end of Main street to the other... The cost of the thing is all that
stands in the way... would doubtless reduce the amount of sickness ...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, July 29, 1869
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors in Rochester ... on the northeast corner of lot number 309, in Robbins 4 Harter's Addition... JAMES R. BOYCE. Rochester, July 29, 1869.
The cattle find the sheds in front of business houses very convenient shelters on rainy nights. We judge by the appearance of the sidewalks the following morning.
E. KIRTLAND has bought out the stock of the book store lately opened in the Wallace block by MONTGOMERY 4 FITZGERALD. Three book stores in Rochester are more than can be sustained.
ARTIFICIAL EYES. Dr. KNAPP, the Oculist, who will be in Rochester August 3d, inserts Artificial Eyes that move like the natural eye.
FIGHT. FIN. EMMONS and LO. CULVER "fit a fout" Saturday night, in which the Marshalls interference prevented much bloodshed...
ANOTHER BRAWL. A rumpus, having its origin in the rivalry between the two hotels, broke out with great violence in front of the Central House Monday night. The parties disposed to fight were ''BILL" HOLEMAN and SCOTT RANNELLS, but the arrest of the former by the Marshal stilled the troubled waters for the time being... the manner in which some of their employees conduct themselves at the trains not only endangers the peace, but is becoming intolerable and disgusting to the public...
WOODEN WEDDING. A large and pleasant party assembled to celebrate the wooden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. E. CALKINS, at their residence, Monday evening. Among the guests were a large number from Peru, the former home of the bride...
FINE HOUSE. The Columbia City Commercial, whose editor lately visited this
region, says: "The nicest farm house we have ever seen in this State was
that of HENRY HIMEBAUGH, Esq., in Fulton County. It is constructed of brick and
is truly handsome."
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Thursday, August S, 1869
SNAKE BITTEN. A youth of 12 years, son of THEODORE MONTGOMERY, Esq., was
bitten by a rattlesnake last Sunday. A plentiful supply of whiskey saved his
The snake was a young one, not more than 18 inches in length, and, to judge by its rattles, was in its third year.
The exertion of a pleasant walk of three-fourths of a mile, Saturday evening, was amply repaid by Mr. HARDY PARKER, whose orchard we visited, and who gave us a half bushel...
100 Dozen Old Chickens Wanted... JOHN D. BROWN. Aug. 3, 1869.
The Logansport mail now leaves here Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, instead of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as formerly. This will necessitate a change in the day of the publication of our paper. We will hereafter issue the spy on Friday morning of each week.
LOST. On Saturday, July 24th, somewhere on Main street, a lot of small keys ... F. M. ASHTON.
REMOVAL. As soon as this paper is issued we will begin the work of removing our traps to the room above our present location. We take the premises formerly occupied by the Standard...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester Post office for the month ending
July 31, 1869:
ARNOLD, Joseph. ALLEN, Nancy, Miss. ALLIMAN, Amanda. ANDERSON, Edward T. ANDREWS, Miss. BECK, D. L. BIDWELL, Stulty. BERGSTRON, A., Master. BROMER, Andy. BOOWEN, Elizabeth. BEMER, Kewton. BRUBAKER, Jacob. BEMENDERFER, Wm. BOWMAN, A. L. BILLS, Wm. BBAKERaker., Mollie J., Miss. BELL, Sarah E. BLACK, Wm. CORBIT, James. COUGHENOUR, Josiah. COOK, Camel. CHANAWYER, David. CANNON, Henry H. DENISTON, Frank. DAVIDSON, J. DOREN, Wash. EWING, A. J. FRAYER, Simond. FELLOWS, R. W. FRIESER, Francis. GONTHMAN, Geo. W. GOODING & MORRIL. GRATER, Fred. HAWKINS, Elijah, Capt. HALL, Mary A., Mrs. HANNA, James J. HESCHE, Charles. HAPPART, Rosa, Mrs. HUDTHWINKER, H. A. HARRIS, Stephen. HOOK, Elizabeth, Mrs. JOHNSON, E. C. KENNEDY, Emi. KOUCH, Anna, Miss. KEMMERER, J., Rev. KENNEDY, Royal. KOONS, Benjamin. LEIRS, Matilda, Miss. LEED, A. LIBY, Wm. LOVE, Joseph A. MEDIN, Andrew G. McCAUGHY, John E. MILBURN, Mary, Miss. MYERS, F. MILLER, Minnie, Miss. McGEE, Moses. MOSS, WILEY A., Mrs. MULHOLLAND, Aaron. METZNER, William. MAIS, Peter. MILLER, Sarah A., Mrs. PETERS, George W. POMEROY, Lucy, Mrs. RASEN, D. ROBERTSON, P. RHINESMITH. Oliver RIGGS, E. K. ROONEY, John. READ, John. ROBERTS, C. H. SWARTZLANDER, Adela. SMITH, Adaline, Mrs. SPANGLER, Franklin. SKINNER, Clarissa. SULIVAN, Wm. C. SCHLOSSER, Dora A. SEBRING, T. V. SMALLEN, Joshua. SMITH, Patsy. SANDERS, Joseph. SURGEN, Mr. SMITH, Marion. THAMBUT, W. H. THOUGH, Harry. THOMPSON, H. WOLLEY, Mrs. WORLEY, J. K. WALTERS, John K. WEAVER & ARNOLD. WOLF, Wm. L. WALLACE, J. J. WAGNER, L., Mrs. WELLS, A. K., Mrs. ZERN, Jacob - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER ORDINANCE.... SEWER be built extending from the North Line of Pearl
Street, where the center of Main Street, intersect said North line of said
street, and running thence through the center of Main Street to Mill Creek on
the North of said Town...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, August 13, 1869
(Executor's Notice) BENJAMIN C. WILSON appointed Executor of the last will of CATHERINE FULTZ. August 7, 1869
CO-PARTNERSHIP. Notice is hereby given that a Copartnership has been this day entered into by the undersigned, in the Dry Goods, Commission and Produce business, under the firm name of FEDER & SILBERBERG. LOUIS FEDER, MAX SILBERBERG. Rochester, Ind., August 6, 1869.
SCHOOL NOTICE. The Fall Term of the Rochester Graded School will begin August 30, 1869, and continue eleven weeks... 1st Intermediate, Miss ANGIE MOORE, 2d Intermediate, Mr. S. R. MOON. Primary, Miss SALLIE BANTA... W. H. BANTA, Principal. August 13, 1869.
LEN. ALLEMAN has been and gone and got married.
LOU. FEDER has entered into a partnership with his brotherin-law, Mr.
MARRIED. August 8th, 1869, by Elder F. M. McGROW, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. ISAAC H. CANNON and Miss JANE JACKSON, all of Pleasant Grove, Fulton County, Ind.
ORLANDO MYERS has bought out BECK'S GROCERY STORE... His location at the intersection of the Michigan and Akron roads, is an admirable one ...
ROBBERY. Mr. A. K. PLANK'S Drug Store was entered Saturday night by a thief, or thieves, and about $50, all in fractional currency except a $2 bill, abstracted from the drawer...
REMOVAL. We are now firmly established in our new quarters, and, from their
exalted height, are able to take a more exalted view of the town and its
surroundings than formerly. Our friends, when calling upon us, should remember
that we have removed to the room above our former location. In this connection
we desire to acknowledge the aid rendered us in the work of removal by our
neighbors of the Standard, and Messrs. WALLACE and SLICK.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, August 20, 1869
PLYMOUTH. TELEGRAPH poles, ready to receive the insulators and wires, have been placed along the line of the C. C. & L. R.R. from Peru to LaPorte. A large quantity of the insulators are at the depot of the company in this place, and it will not be long until direct telegraphic communication will be established between LaPorte, Plymouth and Peru. - Plymouth Democrat.
PERU. A little daughter of Mr. BUTT, who lives east of town, was killed by a
horse on Saturday evening ...
WILLIE KIZER, whose inhuman treatment caused the arrest of his parents last spring, died on Wednesday morning at the house of Mrs. VANDEVENDER...
We attended ANNA BROWER'S sale near Mexico, last Tuesday, . . . .
LABE ARMSTRONG had a field of wheat just south of the Wabash bridge ... pronounced worthless... - Peru Republican.
SELECT SCHOOL. The fifth term of the Select School taught in the Mammoth Building will commence August 30th and continue eleven weeks... J. E. HILTON, Teacher.
Another recruit was mustered in to Capt. DAVID RADER'S company last Monday.
PICNIC. There will be a Sunday School picnic at LOUGH X Roads, in the northeast part of Union Township, on the first Saturday of September.
RUNAWAY. The horses attached to a wagon, which was standing in front of ROBBINS & HIGGINS office, took fright at the procession Wednesday and ran away. They were stopped before any damage of consequence was done...
CASUALTIES. Last Sunday, in Henry Township, DAVID CLEMENS' little boy got one
of his fingers caught in a cog wheel. It was so badly mashed that amputation was
Mrs. BRACKETT'S son CHARLEY, the same day, fell through a shed and fractured one of the bones, near the wrist, of his left arm.
ANOTHER BURGLARY... Our citizens had scarcely recovered from the sensation produced by the robbery of Plank's Drug Store, when it was announced, Saturday morning last, that the Post office had been entered the night previous and sixty dollars abstracted. Fifty dollars of the amount was contained in a registered letter, which had been mailed at Akron on Friday... The registered letter was opened in the office, but the remainder taken were carried out of doors and opened near Mrs. MANN'S corn crib...
RAILROAD MEETING. ... at the Court House in Rochester, on Tuesday afternoon, August 17... railroad from Fort Wayne west, to connect... to Omaha... [names mentioned]: Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, VERNON GOULD, Dr. ROBBINS, WILLIAM STURGEON, WM. ASHTON, Dr. S. S. TERRY...
PAYMENT MADE. 7,000 dollars have been paid to Mrs. HOLMES, widow of A. J. HOLMES, by the Northwest Life Insurance Company, of Milwaukee, Wis...
A LIBERTINE FLOGGED... This community was thrown into a state of excitement Wednesday afternoon by a current rumor that one JOHN OWENS, a travelling auctioneer, had been encountered by the brother and brother-in-law of a young lady he was walking out with, and severely beaten... In support of the truth of our statements we refer to D. R. MARTIN, THOS. NEWHOUSE, ENOCH STURGEON and R. EMERY, witnesses of the transaction... The scene of the beating was on the north side of Mill Creek, on or near the road leading to Johnson's Woolen Mills and not far from the Michigan Road... Owens ... is probably over thirty years of age, has a wife and two children in Peru...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, August 27, 1869
MAIL FACILITIES. This region is most wretchedly supplied with mail facilities,... A daily mail reaches Rochester from the north, but, for some reason not generally known, the contract with the railroad ends here. The mails south are carried in stages, every other day to Logansport and twice a week to Peru. Union township is supplied by a route from Winamac, and Indianapolis and Chicago papers are received there earlier than those published at their own county seat ...
The Indianapolis Journal of Tuesday week, contains an interesting
reminiscence of old times, gathered from a package of papers published in the
years 1823 and 6 and 8. From the latter, an Indianapolis Journal of June 5 ...
CHAUNCY CARTER publishes a long notice that he has purchased land and laid off
town lots at the mouth of Eel river, on the Wabash, and will sell lots low to
actual settlers -none others need apply. "It is believed that the Wabash
Canal will meet steamboat navigation at this place, and the Michigan road will
in all probability cross the Wabash here. There can be no doubt this town is
upon the canal line. A saw and grist mill will soon be put in operation. The
town is not situated in any organized county, but its commercial, manufacturing
and agricultural advantages, if equalled, are surpassed by none in the state.
Gentlemen wishing to settle here can see a plan of the town by applying to Mr.
CHAMBERLAIN, inn-keeper, near the place, or at the tavern of Major VIGUS, in
Indianapolis, or of Judge HOOD at Fort Wayne."
This was the beginning of LOGANSPORT
MILLER, RICHARDSON & CO. Manufacturers of Cut and Machine-Sawed Stone. Near Depots, Logansport, Indiana.
GEORGE W. CULLER, Painter and Grainer... has permanently located here ... all kinds of house painting, graining, paper-hanging and glazing... All orders left at the Wallace Hotel or at JOHN D. BROWN'S warehouse, opposite the Court House, will receive prompt attention...
JACOB SLICK. Attorney at Law, Rochester, Ind... Office west side of Main street, one door south of Post Office, over BARNES & GROW'S Furniture Store.
DAN GOULD has extended his store room several feet...
Mr. WM. ASHTON and WM. STURGEON, Esq., are in attendance at the railroad convention at Kewanee, Ill.
Rev. J. H. CISSELL is now closing his labors as pastor of M. E. Church in this place... farewell sermon next Sabbath ...
THOS. A. HURST, an old citizen of Union Township, who has been confined to his room for two years, is now lying at the point of death.
H. D. and ISAIAH HOOVER have been visiting a brother at Nehama City, Neb. The Brownville Advertiser, of the 19th, gives them a notice.
One of those hairless, toothless, ruddy strangers we alluded to a few weeks ago, arrived at Dr. ROBBINS' residence the first of the week. It is of the female persuasion.
PHILLIPS & LEITER, of Kewanna, are building an addition to their already large establishment. This firm is one of the heaviest in Fulton County. Their sales last year footed up to $35,000.
Our enemies will hardly succeed in starving us out, since Mrs. Capt. LONG has undertaken to supply our family with vegetables. We are also supplied with meat. The Messrs. TRACY presented us a month's rations the other day.
GOOD CROP.-- THOMAS and JOHN WILSON, of Union Township, harvested 802 bushels
of wheat from thirty acres.
L. W. SLICK, of the same township, has a magnificent crop of corn.
GRAIN ELEVATOR. The elevator erected this season by Messrs. HARTER &
DAVIS is the most important addition made to Rochester since the advent of the
railroad ... The engine will be put in shortly. The elevator is now open for the
reception of grain.
REMOVED. More stirring events last week usurped the place of an editorial mention of the removal of Mr. F. W. STOCK, to Hillsdale, Mich. Mr. S. has resided here six years, during which he has formed an extensive acquaintance throughout the county... lessee of the POTTAWATOMIE MILLS... social life ties have been formed between his family and this people ... We hear but one sentiment expressed toward him - that of regret at his departure.
UNION PICNIC AT FIVE CORNERS. On the 16th of September there will be a Union
Picnic at Five Corners, Miami County, to which the Sabbath Schools of all
denominations of Cass, Miami and Fulton counties have been invited. The
ROCHESTER SILVER BAND has been engaged for the occasion, and Prof. HOOVER will
furnish vocal music. Rev. HOFFMAN will deliver the opening address ...
The picnic at Five Corners last year was a grand affair, and the largest, perhaps, that ever assembled in this region. The procession was a mile in length.
The law card of Mr. JACOB SLICK will be found elsewhere in this paper. The
following is an extract from the report of the Indiana Student of the graduating
exercises of the class of 1869 at the State University:
"Mr. Jacob Slick closed the argument in a speech of thirty minutes. His voice is deep and sonorous, his delivery good, and from his speech we judge his intellect to be clear and comprehensive. He will be known as an attorney in fact as well as in name wherever he may be found."
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 3, 1869
ORGANIZATION OF THE MUSCATINE, KEWANEE AND EASTERN RAIL ROAD COMPANY... in
Tremont Hall, Kewanee, Ill, on Wednesday, August 20, 1869 ...
The meeting was addressed by Mr. STURGEON and Mr. ASHTON, delegates appointed by a public meeting of the citizens of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind....
AN ELOPEMENT. a married man by the name of R---, a cooper by trade, informed his wife that he had made arrangements to work at his trade in Plymouth ... He did sell the property; and in company with another woman, left for parts unknown. His wife and daughter, the latter about ten years old, came from Rochester on Tuesday evening in search of him... learned that he had not been here ... - Plymouth Democrat.
FROMM & ROBBINS. Dealers in Boots and Shoes, north room of Fromm's building, Rochester, Ind...
KEITH & CALKINS, Attorneys at Law, Rochester, Ind ... S. KEITH., E. CALKINS.
SALOONS thicken in Rochester. Two new ones will soon be in full blast near
the depot, while Main street is crowded with them...
POPULATION OF ROCHESTER. Rev. N. L. LORD has lately completed the enumeration of the SCHOOL CHILDREN... of Rochester... No. of whites between the ages of 6 and 21, 516; colored, 1. Total whites of all ages, 1,500; colored, 17. This is the Corporation proper; at least 100 more live within a short distance of the Corporation line.
BOUNTY DECISION. The suits for bounty, which have been pending in the Circuit Court for some time, were decided last week in favor of the claimants. The decision will add about $ 9,000 to the debt of Fulton County.
FOUND DEAD. Mr. A. D. HOPPE, of Rochester, Ind., who has been visiting at the
house of his brother-in-law, Mr. GEO. A. LOOMIS, freight agent at Holmesville,
was on Tuesday last found dead. An inquest developed the following facts: The
two gentlemen started from Holmesville to go to the Crossing for dinner, but had
proceeded but a short distance when Mr. Hoppe complained of a severe headache,
and concluded to sit down in the shade and wait the return of Mr. Loomis. When
that gentleman came back he was surprised to find no traces of his relative.
Search began at once and was continued until the following morning, when the
unfortunate man was found lying in an open field near where Mr. L. had left him.
A post mortem examination was held and the conclusion was reached that the
deceased came to his death by excessive drinking and over heat. His tracks
proved that he had fallen several times and crawled some distance before
reaching the place of his death. Mr. H. was a man of intemperate habits, which
was most likely the real cause of his death. He leaves a wife and one child. -
Laporte Argus, Aug. 26th.
The death of Mr. Hoppe furnishes a terrible text for temperance orators. When he came to Rochester, 12 years ago, his prospects of wealth and long life were as fair as those of any young man of that time. Handsome, intelligence [sic], possessing an aptitude for business and the advantage of familiarity with both the English and German languages, he prospered exceedingly for a time. But the appetite for strong drink, fostered by indulgence, first dissipated the confidence of the community, then took from him both means and credit, and has at last brought him to the miserable death narrated above ...
The following is a statement of the amount sued for as damages to the POTTOWATTOMIE MILLS, in the case of LONG vs STOCK....... Total 7,562.55.
SHOT HIMSELF. Last Friday, HAMPTON, son of THOMAS WILSON, Esq., residing a
mile or two southeast of town, shot himself with an Austrian rifle, which was
loaded as a shot gun. It appears that young Wilson had been out hunting, and,
returning, when near home, encountered some friends with whom he fell into
conversation. While talking, he was leaning on the gun, the muzzle of which
rested in his right armpit. One leg was drawn up across the other, and, on being
lowered to the ground, his pantaloon leg caught the hammer of the gun, pulling
it back sufficiently to explode the charge when let go. The whole load passed
through the arm and came out at the point of the shoulder. The wound is believed
to be necessarily fatal. Amputation cannot be resorted to, and, although at the
present writing the youth is still alive, we expect to hear of his death at any
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Fri-day, September 10, 1869
S. S. & S. W. TRACY, Butchers, two doors north of Shields' brick building, Rochester, Ind...
(Administrator's Sale) HARRISON B. LOUGH, Admr of the estate of JACOB K. SUTLEY, deceased... will sell real estate (described) ... Rochester, Sept. 8, 1869.
RELIGIOUS NOTICES. Elder A. F. LEAMON will preach in the Court [louse... next Sunday.
ROBBED. Last Tuesday $119, together with a large pocket book ... was abstracted from Mr. ED. RANNELLS' pocket. The theft was committed in daylight. Mr. R. was in his shirt sleeves, and the book was in plain sight, a portion thereof protruding from a pocket on his hip.
REMONSTRANCE. The temperance people of Rochester employed two lawyers to go before the Board of County Commissioners, in session this week, and resist the granting of liquor license to J. WIDNER, JAS. BOICE and A. MIESCH. Their efforts were highly successful ...
BURNED TO DEATH. A heart-rending catastrophe occurred in Liberty Township, about three miles southwest of Fulton, Friday evening. THOMAS REED'S little daughter, aged eight years, was burned to death. The parents were absent from the house - the father attending a religious meeting, and the mother engaged in milking. Another little girl set a lighted lamp behind the unfortunate child, from which her clothes ignited. Before assistance could be rendered, the child had received injuries which resulted in her death two hours later.
A SKIRMISH. There was heavy skirmishing in Rochester Tuesday. SCOTT RANNELLS
and Wallace's colored cook met in a saloon, both of them, it is charitable to
suppose, being the worse for previous potations. The white accused the darkey of
being hired to whip him... a couple of bottles were tossed at the colored man's
head. The darkey, being headed off in his attempts to leave the premises,
displayed what was taken to be, by excited witnesses, a revolver, but which was
probably a slingshot, we conclude, as such a weapon was afterward found on his
person... it was not brought into use, and the negro was allowed to go his way.
Rannells procured a shot gun and, pursuing the son of Ham, fired at him in the
alley south of the Baptist Church, without, however, either hitting or searing
The colored man... displayed the utmost coolness and fearlessness. To get out of the way of his enemies, he sought shelter in WM. WALLACE'S mill, where he was pursued by one of the parties seeking his blood. "GEORGE," said the darkey, "what do you want to pick a fuss with me for? I never done you any harm." "Stand back," said George, drawing a revolver, "or I'll shoot you!" But the negro continued to advance in spite of the warning,... said, "George, you dasent shoot; you're too big a coward to shoot." And George didn't shoot.
...the negro was arrested and fined three dollars and costs for an assault upon the long-suffering Rannells, and the important principle was established that a nigger may be bottlebeaten and shot at with impunity in Rochester, and the black cuss must not presume to defend himself under any circumstances.
During the day Rannells exhibited his spite at Mr. O. B. HOLEMAN, who, he chose to believe, had hired the negro to whip him, by seizing and striking Holeman's horse, accompanying the outrage with foul-mouthed abuse of the owner, as that gentleman was quietly driving along the street with his wife.
DIED. BENJAMIN BUNTAIN, aged about 25 years, died near Fulton on the 3d
instant. The deceased until latterly, was a very powerful man, and very fond of
exhibiting his prowess. In one of these trials of strength, which he often
instituted, it is supposed he injured himself internally, and thus brought about
his early death.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 17, 1869
MARRIED. In Rochester, Sept. 11, 1869, by Rev. T. G. LAMB, Mr. BARNEY COREY and Miss BARBARA SHORES.
LOCAL BREVITIES. Quiet reigned in Rochester yesterday, from 9 a.m. till
nearly nightfall. The band was at Five Corners.
CHARLEY STRADLEY is at Monterey with a stock of goods. His family, however, is still here, and we trust Charles will conclude to return and remain in Rochester, among his friends, where the best years of his life have been spent.
Mrs. GEO. MOORE has our thanks for a basket of ... apples. .AL. G. PUGH, former publisher of the Standard, has purchased Mrs. HASSLERIS restaurant ...
Rochester will soon be in TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION with the world. All that is now lacking is the bringing of the wires into the office.
DANCE. There will be a Cotillion Party at the Wallace House on Thursday evening... R. WALLACE.
DIED. An infant son of Mr. JACOB BELLVILLE died of flux Sunday, and the father is slowly recovering from a bilious attack...
SCOTT RANNELLS was fined $10 by Justice KIRTLAND for his assault upon Mr. O. B. HOLEMAN. ...
(Administrator's Sale) HARRISON B. LOUGH, Admr. of the Estate of JACOB K.
SUTLEY, deceased, will sell real estate (described) ... Rochester, Sept. 8,
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 24, 1869
CHARLES F. BELANGEE, one of the editors of the Republican, died at Plymouth,
on the morning of Sept. 16. He was but twenty-two years of age ... widowed
mother... His last moments were attended by his betrothed, who came to his
bedside from Detroit on learning of his illness.
...appointments ... North West Indiana Annual Conference of the M.E. Church, held at Lafayette ... Valparaiso District ... Argos, M. B. WOOD, Rochester, T. C. STRINGER, Rochester Circuit, JESSE SPARKS, Kewanee, W. T. JONES...
(Administrator's Sale) SAMUEL BEMENDERFER, Admr. of the estate of WILLIAM MILLER, deceased, will sell at his residence in Henry Township... real estate (described)... Rochester, Sept. 24th, 1869.
LOCAL BREVITIES. Rochester is now in TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION with the
world. The convenience, however, comes just as we had learned to do without it.
A daily mail is now carried to Peru by the 10:30 a.m. train. The Logansport and Peru hacks are still continued to supply the offices not situated near the railroad.
HARTER & DAVIS ELEVATOR is now in complete running order...
RUNAWAY. Near Bloomingsburg, last Saturday, as a youth named ABRAHAM KESSLER was driving a pair of colts and a load of lumber past a neighbor's house, a phist ran out and scared the horses so that they ran away. Young Kessler was thrown from the wagon and severely hurt. His jawbone was broken and he was otherwise injured. For a time it was thought that he was dead, as he was stunned into apparent lifelessness, but his recovery is now assured.
DIED. - Sept. lst, in Newcastle Township, Miss LAURA ADAMS, aged 16 years.
-Sept. 9th, near Rochester, GEO. DOWNS, aged about 19 years.
-Sept. ---, five miles cast of Rochester, the wife of SAMUEL HOOVER, Esq.
-Sept. 10th, Mr. JOHN HERBAUGH, aged 52 years.
-Sept. 12th, in Rochester, an infant son of JACOB and MARY BECK.
-Sept. 12th, in Rochester, an infant son of JACOB BELLVILLE.
-Sept. 17th, in Rochester, the wife of Mr. H. F. O'BLENNIS, and daughter of HIRAM ANDERSON, Esq.
-Sept. 18th, near Rochester, JOHN VAN TRUMP, Esq., aged 72 years.
-Sept. 20th, near Milark, a son of FRANK HOOVER, Esq., aged about 19 years.
-Sept. 20th, in Rochester, CHARLES, son of Mr. JOHN KEWNEY, aged nearly 2 years.
-Sept. 20th, in Newcastle Township, a child of Mr. WM. DOUGHERTY.
-Sept. 21st, in Richland Township, a child of Mr. JESSE MARTINDALE.
-Sept. 22d, in Liberty Township, JOHN SCOTT, aged about 60 years.
A MAN FOUND DEAD IN AKRON. Mr. SAMUEL ST. CLAIR, who has been making his home
with WM. KRIEGHBAUM, Sr., of this place for about ten years past, was found dead
on Sunday, September Sth, at the back door of his loom shop.
Mr. St. Clair had been complaining for several days previous to his death of having the chills, but on the Sabbath morning above mentioned, was apparently well, so much so, that the family with whom he made his home went on a visit and left him alone. Mr. KUHN, who knew the old gentleman to be sick on Saturday took occasion to visit him about 11 a.m., Sabbath, to see how he was getting along. On entering the gate of the premises, he cast an eye in the direction of the loom shop, where Mr. S. had shaved himself at the loom shop; and had went to the house, washed himself, and returned to his shop door; where he fell dead. No sign was discornable that he ever moved a muscle after he fell. The inmates of the house were sent for, and after a long council the body was lifted and properly cared for. The Coroner was sent for, who arrived about 9 oclock p.m., after which a jury was summoned, who, after hearing the evidence, brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death from a disease of the heart.
Mr. St. Clair was 76 years old, and has no known relative living; he was a man of rather intemperate habits, and the last week before his death was spent chiefly under the influence of liquor, and, we are informed, that on the Sabbath morning of his death he was slightly under the influence of strong drink, which undoubtedly, in connection with his other illness, caused his sudden death. - Akron Globe.
LAYING THE CORNER STONE. The corner stone of the MASONIC BUILDING now in process of construction at the corner of Main and South streets, was laid... Wednesday ... The building is being erected by Messrs. LYON & KENDRICK, who have agreed to carry up the walls to the top of the second story, from whence the Masonic fraternity will continue and complete a third story, to be used as a lodge hall ... consist of three stories and a basement, and is to be 42x8O feet in size. The basement will be fitted up for restaurants and barber shops; the first floor will contain two store rooms with a stairway between, and the second floor will be rented for offices, etc. The structure is of brick and stone ... Mr. G. P. BEEBER is superintending the wood-work,... The brick and stone work is rapidly assuming form and comeliness under the skillful hands of Messrs. BITTERS.
RE-INTERRED. The body of A. J. HOLMES was lately taken up, for the purpose of removal to a more eligible lot. The coffin was opened, when it was discovered that decomposition had already rendered the remains unrecognizable. The body was nearly covered with water. A handsome monument, 13 feet in height and costing $450, has been erected at the new grave.
LIST OF LETTERS detained at the Rochester Post Office for lack of the
Mr. SLATRESSLY, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Miss Mollie C. WHEELER, Mohawk Village, Coshockton County, Ohio. Mr. Stewart STAIR, Joliet, Ill. Miss Cary CROSBY, Shelbyville, Ind. M. SCHWARZ, 128 Forsyth St., N.Y. Mrs. Molly C. fuller, America P.O., Wabash County, Ind. John E. D. shoft, Valton, Sauk County, Wis.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, October 1, 1869
CHRIS. HOOVER, dealer in Furniture... 2 Doors south of Central House ... Undertaking. Coffins of all kinds and sizes constantly on hand. Hearse to attend funerals in town or country. ...
MILLINERY STORE. Mrs. HUDTWALCKER... Store on Main St., north room old CONTINENTAL HOUSE.
GUNSMITHING Gunsmith Shop one door north of Jesse Shields' Dry Goods Store thirty years experience ... W. M. GARDNER, Rochester, Oct. 1, 1869.
(Notice of Attachment) CHRISTIAN HOOVER vs JAMES MARSTON... E. R. HERMAN, J.P.
O. B. MYERS, Dealer in Family Groceries, Queensware, Tobaccos, Cigars, etc store, at the intersection of the Michigan and Akron Roads
GEO. CAPP started for Southwestern Missouri, Wednesday.
DIED. In Rochester Township, on the 28th inst., SEMANTHA, wife of MILTON M. MOORE, aged 22 years.
ENOCH McCOY and brother sent us some splendid apples the other day. Thanks.
COOK & TERRY are shipping a large amount of first-class walnut lumber from this station.
The PRESBYTERIANS have purchased a lot in the northwest part of town, and will erect a brick church building thereon in the spring.
Mr. JACOB GERSON was so unlucky last Sunday as to upset the buggy in which he and Mrs. HASSLER. (sic) The lady was severely hurt.
The TELEGRAPHIC OPERATOR at this station, Mr. WILSON, is an adept at the business, and parties employing the telegraph may be sure that their messages will be transmitted promptly and intelligibly.
Mr. J. R. SMALLEY we number among our best patrons and most valuable friends, and to him we are indebted for several subscribers ...
ELECTION OF TEACHERS. The school meeting Monday evening chose the following teachers: Principal, W. H. BANTA. 1st Assistant, SIDNEY MOON. 2d Assistant, ( ---- ) TIPTON. 1st Intermediate, R. WALLACE, Jr. 2d Intermediate, ED. HORTON. Primary, Miss SALLIE BANTA...
ALL FOR LOVE - A YOUNG LADY POISONS HERSELF. We learn from Capt. MARK L.
SMITH that a young lady, formerly a resident of St. Louis, who has been for the
last three months visiting Mr. FRANK DAWSON'S family at Argos, poisoned herself
with arsenic a few days ago. Capt. S. left home Monday, at which time the young
lady was still alive, but with few chances in favor of her recovery. Her name
was Miss BELLE HOLLAND; both her parents died recently, leaving herself and
sister in comfortable pecuniary circumstances. Since her residence in Argos she
has been waited upon by LON. HUDSON, to whom it is believed, she was engaged to
be married. At any rate she loved him to desperation, and her attempt at
self-destruction was made in consequence of an announcement on his part that he
was about to wed another....
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, October 8, 1869
TOWN LOTS FOR SALE ... in Bozarth & Shryock's Addition... (described) ... Enquire of DANIEL JONES, of Rochester, or the owner, Mrs. L. E. STANLEY, Wabash, Ind.
WILDERIS RESTAURANT Has been recently refitted...
GOODS DELIVERED FREE! Hereafter all goods purchased at my Grocery Store will be delivered to any part of town without extra charge... also Fresh Bread, at their own doors, at the same price it can be purchased for at the Bakery. J. W. WILDER.
SHIVELY & GALENTINE... Corner Room, CORNELIUS BLOCK... Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats & Caps, Ladies' and Gents' Furs, Men and Boys' Boots and Shoes, Ladies', Misses and Childrens Shoes, Dress Goods, Notions, Hosiery, etc. Sugars, Coffees, Teas, Tobaccos &c &c... Merchant Tailoring ... Farm Produce taken in exchange... We are agents for the Celebrated ETNA SEWING MACHINES...
Instead of the PRESBYTERIANS it was the GERMAN LUTHERANS who have purchased a lot in the northwest part of town, upon which they intend building a fine church in the spring.
DEATH OF DAVID MOW, Esq. This community felt a severe shock last Sunday
evening, upon the announcement of the death of DAVID MOW, at his residence in
Richland Township, at 4 p.m. of that day. Mr. Mow had been seen by many the day
previous, as he was in Rochester during a portion of the afternoon and evening.
He attended the installation of the officers of the Rochester Lodge of Odd
Fellows, of which order he was the D. D. G. M. He was complaining, and was so
unwell as to be unable to officiate at the installation, but no one had grounds
for apprehension of danger. He went home, after the lodge closed, in company
with BENJ. WILSON, Esq. and Mr. C. S. HICKMAN, with whom he parted as on other
similar occasions. He was taken sick two or three hours after reaching home, and
fell into a congestive chill, which proved fatal.
David Mow was six days more than 42 years of age, and the better portion of his life had been spent in Fulton County. He was generally known throughout the county. His business was that of a farmer, and he was one among the very few of his class who appeared to appreciate the honorableness and dignity of his calling. Everything calculated to advance the agricultural interests of this region found in him a ready advocate. He was a thriving man, because he was not above his business, and withal industrious, energetic, liberal and honest. His farm has long been supplied with labor-saving machinery, and he has successfully solved many problems in agriculture.
Mr. Mow was an uncompromising Radical, and his voice will be sadly missed in the councils of the party. He was not an aspirant for office, but his generous heart was filled with the love of mankind. He believed that all men are created equal, and endowed by the great Creator with an unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A sentiment so noble, when believed from the heart, softens the asperities of life, and exhibits itself in works of charity and benevolence.
Mr. Mow entered the army in August, 1862, as a Lieutenant in the 87th Regiment. He resigned his commission January 1863, having contracted a very painful form of hemorrhoids. In due time after his return, he became the father of three healthy children, all girls, at one birth. He leaves a large family, who are believed, however, to be well provided for. His funeral was preached on Tuesday, in the M. E. Church, at 11 oclock, by Rev. Mr. STRINGER. A large congregation listened to the discourse and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery.
... Masonic fraternity, of which Mr. Mow was a member, resolutions of respect...
The EXPRESS OFFICE has been removed to Ashton's Bazar, and F. M. ASHTON appointed Express Agent.
MARRIED. On the 6th of October, 1869, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. JAMES J. BABCOCK and Miss MOLLIE H. BROWN, all of Rochester, Ind...
Dr. J. T. SALTER has been in Rochester about six months ... has already treated a number of chronic cases, among them the wife of the editor of the spy. Mrs. MATTINGLY has been immeasurably benefitted...
PUBLIC SALE OF FINE STOCK... at Liberty Mills, Wabash County, Indiana... JOHN COMSTOCK... HENRY COMSTOCK...
DISSOLUTION. The undersigned, by mutual consent, have this day dissolved partnership. J. W. Wilder will hereafter conduct the business. J. W. WILDER, J. T. FOSTER, Rochester, Oct. 1, 1869.
DISSOLUTION. The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned
under the firm name of COWGILL & BEARSS, is this day dissolved by mutual
consent. The business will be conducted by E. E. Cowgill ... E. E. COWGILL, G.
R. BEARSS, Rochester, Oct. 6, 1869.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, October 15, 1869
JOHN SUSING, of Warsaw, Indiana, died of old age at that place, on Tuesday
week, aged one hundred and five years. He was born in Rockingham County,
Virginia, February, 1754. He has voted at every Presidential election in the
He was personally acquainted with GEORGE WASHINGTON.
JOHN GLAZE is building a PUMP FACTORY on the bank of the race, in rear of the depot.
CLARK & WEAVER intend moving their STAVE FACTORY from Walnut to this place.
STURGEON is the name of a NEW TOWN on the north bank of Tippecanoe River, at
the R.R. bridge. WM. STURGEON is proprietor.
We were guilty of a blunder in giving the name of our Worthy TELEGRAPH OPERATOR. His patronymic is not WILSON, but WORTH.
(Administrator's Notice) HENRY P. BENNETT appointed Executor of the Estate of
THOMAS A. HURST, late of Fulton County, deceased. Oct. 5, 1869.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, October 22, 1869
ELECTION OF TRUSTEES. Notice is hereby given that an election for Trustees of the GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH of Rochester, will be held in Cornelius' Hall, on Saturday, October 30, 1869, at 7 oclock p.m....
(Administrators Notice) E. M. MOW, H. F. MOW, appointed Administrators of the Estate of DAVID MOW, late of Fulton County, deceased. October 15, 1869.
(Non-Resident Notice) LEVI JENKINS vs SARAH M. JENKINS... VERNON GOULD, Clerk. E. STURGEON, plfs atty.
Dr. SHOWECKER has removed his Dental Rooms to Rochester.
ORLANDO MYERS has sold out his GROCERY Store to PHIL. SCOTT.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, by Elder E. M. McGRAW, Mr. CHARLES KILLMER, of Pleasant Grove, Ind., and Miss JANE C. BRUGH, of Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton County, Ind.
OUR NEW PRESS. We are getting "the hang of the new school house" rapidly - that is to say, we are doing good work on our Improved Newberry Blank and Card Press. With the now type we expect soon to add to our office, we shall be able to turn out as good job work as neighboring towns boast of.
HUNTING PARTY. A party of sportsmen, which included Messrs. BEARSS and TYNER of Peru, and several Nimrods of this vicinity, rendezvoused here Monday, and set out for Beaver Lake, Jasper County, the following day...
THE AMERICAN DRIVE WELL. Mr. H. L. POST is meeting with great success in putting in wells hereabouts. He lately put in one for Mrs. HUGH MILLER, at her new residence in the south part of town... It is forty-three feet in depth ... Mr. Post put in a well for Mr. SOLOMON MILLER, which is 70 feet in depth and is giving entire satisfaction. He uses Downs' Improved Anti-Freezing Pump,... Shop in Justice MILLER'S office.
REMOVED. We have heretofore neglected to note the removal of GROSH & BECK BROTHERS to their new room, a few doors north of the Methodist Church ...
CONFLAGRATION. Between one and two oclock Saturday afternoon, the alarm of fire resounded through the streets of Rochester. Hastening in the direction of the ascending smoke, we found that the old building opposite Kewney's Foundry, on Main street, was in flames. The structure was two stories in height, and, had the burning occurred in the evening, would have presented a spectacle not often witnessed in our town. The building belonged to the wife of JOHN H. STAILEY, formerly of this place, who now holds a government office in Washington City. The smaller building in the same lot, wherein the Banking business was carried on at an early day, was saved by extraordinary exertions on the part of a number of citizens, whose efforts were ably seconded by the Hook and Ladder boys. Mr. WILDER had on the ground one of Babcock's Fire Extinguishers, and took up his position in uncomfortable proximity to the flames in order to test the device. It worked splendidly. Several building in the neighborhood took fire from falling cinders, but were promptly extinguished. The burned building was worth probably $500, and was inhabited by several families, who saved all their effects.
MARRIED. On Wednesday last the nuptials of Mr. JACOB GERSON and Mrs. MARY HASSLER were consummated. The event was the culmination of considerable gossip... Mr. Gerson is an Israelite by lineage, while Mrs. Hassler was reared in the Christian faith. It is not often that intermarriage occurs among people of opposing religious beliefs, and such a circumstance may never again transpire in the history of Rochester ...
DEPOT BUILDING. The depot building in this place is a reproach to the railroad company, and a source of a great deal of discomfort for travellers ...
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS... On Saturday Mr. ANDREW OLIVER brought us some rare sweet potatoes ... On Monday, our jovial and generous friend, WM. CARTER, Esq., presented us a barrel of apples ...
DOCTOR SALTERIS TREATMENT. At the request of Dr. J. T. SALTER, we called a
few days ago at the residence of Mr. O. B. HOLEMAN, to hear the statement of
Mrs. JULIA BURNS, ... treatment. Mrs. Burns is a widow lady, 58 years of age,
and is Mr. Holeman's sister, and mother of GEORGE BURNS. ... She stated that for
35 years she had suffered from disease of the heart ... fluttering, beating and
palpitation of the heart, with Dyspepsea, or difficulty of getting her breath
... After she had been under his treatment four months, she was entirely
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, October 29, 1869
Whether our notice had qny effect or not, the railroad company are now repairing the depot building in such a manner as to render it comfortable, if not beautiful.
NEW BUILDINGS. A friend, who claims that he has counted them, informs us that fifty-one new buildings have been erected south of South st., in Rochester, since January 1st... the property of men of moderate means ... freeing themselves from the grasp of the landlord...
OXEN FOR SALE. ... Apply at the Lumber Yard, to E. E. COWGILL, Rochester,
Oct. 20, 1869.
Dr. J. C. SPOHN, Physician and Surgeon... Office one door north of CHAMBERLAIN'S RESTAURANT. Main st., Rochester, Ind.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors in Rochester... on the northeast
corner of Lot No. three hundred and nine in Robbins & Harter's Addition...
SIMEON P. BOYCE. Rochester, Oct. 29, 1869.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, November 5, 1869
ENOCH H. MOW, Licensed Auctioneer, successor to DAVID MOW, deceased... P.O. address, Rochester, Ind.
REMOVAL. Our next paper will be issued from the second story of F. B. Ernsperger's building, opposite the Wallace House ... also family rooms on the same floor. We will therefore be at home at all hours.
Mr. SOLOMON OHLER, late a resident of Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, but now of Rochester, informs us that his wife, for more than four years, was ... entirely confined to her room and bed... Uterine and Nervous character... under treatment of Dr. SALTER...
The friends and comrades of Mr. POLK McMAHAN will be glad to learn that his afflictions have been greatly relieved by a surgical operation, ... Polk was a member of the 87th Indiana, and, at Chickamagua, we believe, received a wound, just over the inner corner of the right eye, which fractured his skull. He has been a great sufferer from fits, caused by the wound,...
E. A. JESSEL, The POOR MAN'S FRIEND, will commence selling at Auction a large Bankrupt stock... in ANGERMAN'S BUILDING, opposite the Post Office ...
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the partnership between Drs. WHITE & SPOHN no longer exists... J. C. SPOliN.
(Non-Resident Notice) CHARLES H. KRAFT vs MELVIE J. KRAFT. VERNON GOULD,
Clerk... H. B. JAMISON, plfs atty.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, November 12, 1869
(Non-Resident Notice) LOUIS FEDER & MAX SILBERBERG vs SIMON CLARK and (
---- ) CLARK his wife and THOMAS ADAMSON, Administrator... VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
KEITH & CALKINS, plfs attys.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, November 19, 1869
(Non-Resident Notice) EPHRAIM STREET vs EDWARD D. THOMPSON and WILLIAM SCHOFIELD, Sr... VERNON GOULD, Clerk. KEITH & CALKINS, plfs atty.
A. H. D. GRAY, in company with his brother BELITHA, has resumed the Dry Goods and Grocery trade at his old stand, two doors south of the Wallace House.
INCENDIARISM. A new hewed-log house, two or three miles from Rochester, was consumed by fire Saturday night. It belonged to Mr. ED. CHINN, and was unoccupied... it is believed, was fired by some one who did not wish the man to whom Mr. Chinn had rented the place to become a resident of the neighborhood...
SCROFULA CURED BY DR. SHAFER... ALPHA SUSANNA, daughter of JOSHUA TIPTON, a resident of Newcastle Township ... Alpha commenced showing signs of Scrofula about one year ago, when in her seventh year... For more than five months she was deprived of sight ...
MOVING. We happily selected the best of weather for moving ... We gratefully acknowledge the assistance rendered us by Mr. JOHN O'BRIEN, FRANK ERNSPERGER, Mr. ALIMAN, and others, and recommend TOM BELL, the drayman...
TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. The Fulton County Teachers' Institute met in the School
Building in this place on Monday... called to order by the School Examiner, Rev.
A. V. HOUSE... (names mentioned): G. W. TIPTON, R. C. WALLACE, W. H. BANTA...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, November 26, 1869
Eld. DUKE, of the Christian Church, will preach in the Court House ... Sunday next.
TEACHERS' INSTITUTE ... (names mentioned): Rev. Mr. STRINGER, Rev. A. V. HOUSE, G. W. TIPTON, R. C. WALLACE, W. H. BANTA, H. D. CABLE, G. R. CHANEY, N. G. HUNTER, S. S. TRACY, BARNABAS HOBBS, ANGIE MOORE, EDWIN HORTON, LIDIE STRADLEY, Mr. SLICK, Mr. GREEN, Rev. T. G. LAMB, Prof. BROPHY, Miss BANTA.
RAILROAD MEETING AT ROCHESTER. FORT WAYNE AND PACIFIC R.R., Tuesday, Nov. 30,
... met at the Court House in Rochester, Ind., for the purpose of organizing a company to build a Rail Road from Fort Wayne via Liberty Mills, Rochester, and Rensselaer to Kankakee, or some point at the east line of the State of Illinois ... (local names mentioned): Mr. MACKEY, of Rochester, elected Vice President, and W. STURGEON, Secretary... SIDNEY KEITH, Col. K. G. SHRYOCK...
The committee not yet being ready to report, the meeting adjourned to meet at the M.E. Church at seven oclock P.M. ... The trustees of the church having refused admission, the meeting assembled in the parlors of the Central House... WM. ASHTON elected Vice President of the company....
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons in Fulton County Now Using the American Driven Well ... pay a royalty of five dollars ... to KEITH & CALKINS, as the authorized attorneys... Dec. 2, 1869.
PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTICE .... Public Schools of Rochester will commence on Monday, the 13th day of December, 1869, and we are prepared to accommodate students from the country, or other points... W. STURGEON, Corporation Clerk.
REMOVAL. Dr. DANZIGER has removed his Drug Store from the old stand to one door north of the Postoffice ...
DIED. -November 27, in Union Township, CANDACE, infant daughter of PETER S.
and M. J. TROUTMAN.
-November 24, in Wayne Township, at the residence of her son, Mrs. HUDKINS, aged about 80 years.
Dr. BROWN has removed his office to the new Book Store, one door south of the Central House...
FANNIE HERNANDEZ JUVENILES. This talented troupe are now giving nightly entertainments at the Court House... MARIE LOUISE, a lass of 13 years, is a perfect vision of loveliness... Master MONTIE, a lad of 15 years perhaps, develops extraordinary talents for the stage ... But the queen of the flock is La Petite PINKIE, who dances with grace and ease... Patronage extended to this troupe is assistance rendered a worthy and intelligent family, who are struggling hard to support themselves in an independent manner. The Cotillion Party to be given at the Wallace House to-night, is for their benefit.
CURIOUS AND PAINFUL ACCIDENT. A week ago last Wednesday, Mr. GEO. SWISHER, who lives near Mill Ark, made up his mind to try his luck hunting turkeys... hitched up his sled, and in due course of time arrived at his destination. Towards evening the pair returned home, and on the way the gun, which had been lying in the bottom of the sled-bed, exploded and dangerously wounded the wife. The explosion was caused by the sled striking a stone, with such violence as to cause the gun to bounce up and against the side of the bed... Mrs. SWISHER was shot in the knee-cap, which was torn into six pieces, the ball taking a circular course around the limb. Her injuries were found to be such as to render amputation necessary, and that operation was performed by a resident physician...
FOUND DEAD. On Saturday last some citizens of Newcastle Township, on their
way to Rochester, discovered a dead body near the Chippewanook Bridge. The
information was communicated to others immediately upon the arrival of the
discoverers in town, and from the description given the remains were surprised
to be those of ABRAHAM KEPLER, a half-crazed youth of 18. All doubts were
dispelled when the friends of Kepler visited the scene. It is supposed that he
fell from the bridge in a fit and was killed.
Young Kepler was frightfully injured when a child by the kick of a horse. His skull was crushed in, and he has never been mentally right since. His intellect seemed to be active, and he would no doubt have made a respectable man but for his misfortunes. He has been subject to fits, and was often seized with paroxysms in the street and in public assemblies. When he met his death he was on his way to visit some acquaintances or relatives in Newcastle Township, and therefore his absence from home had not occasioned alarm. This young man's future contained no cheerful prospects, and Death seemed an Angel of Mercy to relieve him from suffering. Still his fate was tragic, and his relatives, who have hoped for an improvement in his condition, doubtless mourn his loss.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, December 10, 1869
DRIVE WELLS. GROSH & BECK BROS. have been appointed agents to put down Drive Wells in the county of Fulton ... N. W. GREEN, R. R. ROUSE, Gen. Agt. Rochester, Nov. 30, 1869.
MEDICAL NOTICE. Drs. HILL, HECTOR & BRACKETT have
formed a partnership in the practice of medicine and surgery... In operative surgery Dr. Brackett has had great experience in and out of the army hospitals, North and South.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by RUSSELL SMITH, of Liberty Township... appraised by JETHRO NEW and ISOM NEW, before ANDREW OLIVER, J.P. Nov. 29, 1869. Attest: V. GOULD, Clerk.
(Estray Notice) Taken up in Newcastle Tp by CONRAD HAIMBAUGH, on the 18th day of November, 1869... before ABNER WOOD, J.P. Attest: V. GOULD, Clerk.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by GEORGE PERSCHBAUCHER, living in Newcastle Tp, two miles southwest of Bloomingsburg, on the north side of the river... Appraised by JOHN W. BLACK, JACOB STOCKBERGER and STEPHEN SANDERS, before me this 23d day of November, 1869. GEORGE B. STOCKBERGER, J.P. Attest: V. GOULD, Clerk.
MILLINERY STORE. Mrs. HUDTWALCKER would respectfully inform the ladies of Rochester and surrounding country that she has just received a new and complete stock... Store on Main st., north room old CONTINENTAL HOUSE.
A FALSE IMPRESSION. A rumor has been very generally circulated about town to the effect that Mr. S. S. SHIVELY was thrown into convulsions by the treatment he was subjected to in Dr. SALTERIS office, one evening last week. The story, as told, is as false as it is ridiculous...
RUN AWAY. ... A blacksmith, named STOTLER, returned home in the middle of the
forenoon, four weeks ago last Friday, and asked his wife for a clean shirt,
saying that there was no work at the shop, and he wanted to go up town. ...
observed at the depot getting on the train... Their domestic relations had
always been pleasant... They were married in Ohio about a year ago. They shortly
removed to Nebraska, and from thence here ... They came here October 20, and, as
long as he remained, Stotler worked for Mr. CRAVEN. He is described as a fair
scholar, a man of intelligence, about six feet in height, well built, weighing
near 180 lbs., and having dark hair and eyes, but sandy whiskers.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, December 17, 1869
WILE & ALLMAN have one of the Largest GROCERY Houses in Fulton Co... opposite the Wallace House, and one door south of Ernsperger's store ...
(Estray Notice) Taken up by GEO. MILLER, in Rochester Tp. Appraised by JOSHUA BLACKETER and W. H. BELL, before me, December 8, 1869. M. MILLER, J.P. Attest, V. GOULD, Clerk.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by MATTHIAS STINGLEY, in Liberty T'p. Appraised by JOEL TOWNSEND and SIMEON FREAR, Dec. 1, 1869, before ALFRED MARTIN, J.P. Attest, V. GOULD, Clerk.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by L. D. ADKISON, in Rochester Tp. Appraised by ROBERT DUNLAP and JOHN ROUCH, before me, Dec. 11, 1869. M. MILLER, J.P. Attest, V. GOULD, Clerk.
Dr. PAGIN... Wallace House, Rochester, Ind. Tuesday and Wednesday, January 4 and 5.
The Fannie HERNANDEZ JUVENILE TROUPE have taken up winter quarters in Rochester. They will give occasional entertainments during the season.
KILLED. The train boy fell from the cars on the passenger train going south Wednesday, about three miles from Rochester. He was injured so much that his death occurred at 12 p.m. the same day. Mr. JOHN D. BROWN, of this place, discovered him alongside the track and saw that he was properly cared for until his death. It seems that no one on board witnessed the accident, and the deceased was not missed until the arrival of the train at Peru. His name was LEWIS HERRING, but he was commonly known by the name of CLOUSE, Mr. JOHN L. CLOUSE being his foster-father.
COMMISSIONERS MEETING... (allowances): GEO. W. LUCAS, GEO. WILSON, A. K.
PLANK, WM. McCARTER, GEO. SPRAGUE, E. R. POWERS,
J. SHIELDS, JOHN REED, NESSE MOORE, RAT. B. EVANS, J. S. CHAPIN, D. EDWARDS, D. McCAUGHEY, SAM'L. LOY, LOUIS FEDER, MARY CLAY, LYON & KENDRICK, R. FRITZ, ROBERT OWENS, C. VAN TRUMP, W. & J. BRADEN, WHITTENBERGER & BALL, M. WEAVER, JONATHAN DAWSON, Dr. B. S. CLEVINGER., A. V. HOUSE, R. J. BRIGHT, FROMM & ROBBINS, WM. HOGARTH, JAMES PALMER, M. PERSHBAUCHER, JOHN W. BLACK, JOHN RITZIUS,, E. S. BARNES, JOHN ELAM, DAN AGNEW, Dr. J. LEROI BOOTH, SOLOMON MELVIN, VERNON GOULD, F. B. ERNSPERGER, S. S. NEWELL, LEWIS POWERS, Dr. J. C.
SPOHN, SAMUEL SHADLE, Drs. WHITE & SPOHN, A. J. ANDERSON, FRED PETERSON, L. MONTGOMERY, P. H. O'BRIEN, BOWEN, STEWART& CO., (liquor licenses granted to JOHN A. EDWARDS and JOSEPH WIDNER), G. W. STOCKBERGER, J. W. HISEY, JOHN W. DAVIS, R. T. BEATTIE, McCAUGIIEY, ELLIOTT, CHRISTY, WM. McMAHAN, JNO. PENCE, HENRY HOOVER, JOHN CUFFLE, A. J. EDWARDS, (liquor licenses granted to ADAM SHOLDER and A. MEISCH), SIMON WHEELER, ISAAC MEREDITH, P. H. BYBEE, OSCAR GROVE, A. D. TONER, A. L. JACKSON, ISAIAH SLICK, WM. C. MOORE, ISAIAH WALKER, D. W. LYON, M. M. REX,
(liquor license granted to SIMON P. BOYCE) ...
Rev. J. C. STRINGER, Pastor of the M.E. Church will deliver a lecture next
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, December 31, 1869
S. S. & S. W. TRACY, Butchers, two doors north of Shields' brick building, Rochester, Ind...
(Administrator's Notice) JAMES DAWSON, JOHN KUHN appointed Administrators of the estate of WILLIAM KUHN, late of Fulton County, deceased. December 30, 1869.
(Administrator's Sale) JAMES DAWSON, JOHN KUHN, Admrs. of estate of WILLIAM KUHN, will sell at the late residence of the deceased (near JAS. DAWSON'S) in Henry Twp personal property. Dec. 30, 1869.
(Non-Resident Notice) ELIZABETH A. MERRICK vs ALONZO MERRICK, by attys TURPIE & BALDWIN... 21st day of December, 1869. VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
(Non-Resident Notice) CHRISTIAN NEWHOUSE vs JOSHUA LEWALLEN, foreclosure, by ESSICK & CONNER, attys ... 22d day of December, 1869. VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
THE POTTAWATTOMIE MILLS. [lengthy report of editor's visit, along with the editor of the standard.]
A SINGULAR MISHAP. Three or four weeks ago, Mr. DAVID WALTERS, of Union Township, felled a large tree, on a piece of woodland belonging to ISAAC CANNON. The tree fell on an oak sapling, which, though a sturdy specimen of its kind, seemed to be broken down by the burden. Mr. W. proceeded to trim up the tree before working it into cord wood, and cut off the sapling to get it out of the way. Instead of being broken down, however, the young oak retained sufficient elasticity to fly back with great force and swiftness when relieved from the weight. The stub struck the chopper a tremendous blow on the nose, mashing that organ and spreading it over his face. One eye was also badly hurt and narrowly escaped destruction, and one side of the head sustained a severe shock. The accident occurred near Mr. W.'s residence, but the spot was concealed from view by timber, and he laid there two hours before recovering his scattered senses. His condition is still critical, and his friends entertain the gravest apprehensions for his life.
SOLUTION OF GOULD'S BUSINESS REBUS... names of those who handed in solutions
of Gould's Prize Rebus, at the STAR STORE, Rochester, Indiana... Mrs. JOSIE
RYLAND, Miss NELLIE TUCKER, Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK, Mrs. B. DAWSON, Mrs. JOHN KING,
Miss TILLIE LAWLELL, Mrs. J. T. WAGONER, Mrs. E. A. HINMAN, Mrs. NANCY CHANDLER,
Miss CLARISSA PRINCE.
MARRIED. December 2Sth, 1869, by Rev. T. G. LAMB, Mr. HARRY WORDEN and Miss JENNIE PARKER, all of this vicinity....
FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER STANDARD, Thursday, Januarv 6, 1870
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between JOHN B. EIDLEMAN and GEO. W. HASLETT, in the BREWERY business in Rochester, has, by mutual consent, been dissolved.... Either member of the late firm are authorized to settle... Jan. 6, 1870.
SUICIDE. We are informed that one day last week a boy aged about 14 years, named WINTERS, committed suicide by .shooting himself, at the residence of his father at FIVE CORNERS, near the dividing line of Miami and Fulton Counties. The boy had for some years been afflicted with what is temed White Swelling. Feeling that he was a burden to himself and his relations, he came to the very foolish conclusion that the sooner he could "shuffle off this mortal coil" the better. He had been heard on frequent occasions to express the desire that he was dead, and a determination to kill himself, but little or nothing was thought of the matter.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued during the Month of December, 1869:
John W. RUSH to Susan KERSHNER, George YENNA to Theresa POWNALL, Jesse C. CUMENS to Emeline EDWARDS, Daniel SCHLOSSER to Nancy E. ROUCH, Geo. W. CULLER to C. E. BROWN, Emanuel KRATZER to Martha EPLINGER, Henry YAZELLE to Sarah A. EAKIN, Stephen W. BISHOP to Catherine ARMSTRONG, Harry WORDEN to Jennie BARKER, James P. SMITH to Minerva CORBIN, John H. GLAZE to Mary McKEE, John SMITH to Jemima ROUSE, Noah WAGNER to Elizabeth COON, Nathaniel OWENS to Sarah E. RICKETTS, Theodore BAKER to Philary Jane SPARKS, William A. SINGER to Julia SCROFF.
CALL FOR AN OLD SETTLERS MEETING... First Saturday of February, 1870, at the
Court house in Rochester at 2 oclock p. m. to talk over the scenes in the drama
of Pioneer Life, and preserve the reminiscences of our county... and organize a
society to be called the "OLD SETTLERS' SOCIETY OF FULTON COUNTY."
Those only will be eligible to membership that settled in the county previous to January, 1849, or hold marital relations with those entitled to membership. K. G. SHRYOCK., A. H. ROBBINS, VERNON GOULD, MILO R. SMITH, PHIIOMEN WEBBER, R. N. RANNELLS, E. CHAMBERLAIN, S. CHAMBERLAIN, A. CRIPE, WILLIAM P. BALL, J. W. BRACKETT, PETER SANDS, SIMEON WEBBER, BENJAMIN WILSON, WM. MOORE, WILLIAM DAWSON, DAVID WRIGHT, DAN McINTYRE, WM. BRYANT, ABRAM BRUCE, HUGH BRYANT, JACOB BRIGHT, WM. BRIGHT, J. E. DAY, DANIEL BOWEN, YOUNG RALSTON, JESSE SHIELDS.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, January 13, 1870
JOHN C. OWEN arrived here Wednesday evening for the purpose of attending his trial against ERNSPERGER and LYON.
There was a dead pig lying on Main St., opposite PUGH'S RESTAURANT, yesterday. Will the "City Dads" move in the matter? ...
We are under obligations to our Democratic friend, ISAIAH SLICK, of Kewanna, for an addition of seven subscribers this week... also to our friend PHILLIPS, of the same place, for a similar favor...
A NUISANCE. There is a business house on Main Street, south of Feder's Store, that keeps a string of boots hung across the sidewalk so low that persons under five feet can't pass without either "ducking" or having their heads bumped....
(Sheriff's Sale) ANSON W. JOHNSON, administrator of the estate of MICHAEL W.
DENISTON vs WILLIAM STURGEON... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY,
Sheriff. January 13, 1870.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, January 20, 1870
ESSICK & CONNER, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Rochester, Indiana.
Office up stairs in Jesse Shields' new brick building, north-west corner of the
M. L. ESSICK, I. CONNER.
THE EAST AND WEST RAILROAD. ... [urging that it be built] ... and [notice of meeting Feb. 16th at Kankakee City] ...
There was quite an obstruction this week in travel on the C. C. & L. Railroad. What is termed the "Hiner Cut," about one mile north of Peru, caved in on last Sunday night, during the heavy rain storm, coverning the track, and totally preventing the passage of trains. Arrangements were made, however, for the passage of one train, and the transfer of passengers, each day, until the obstruction was removed. The road is now clear.
MORE SUBSCRIBERS. Mr. ISAAC PONTIOUS is entitled to credit for his efforts to increase the subscription list... added five new names this week to our list at Akron...
Rochester now has two OMNIBUSES - each hotel running one.
The Rev. Mr. PATTINSON preached against dances, balls, whisky and saloons on
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, January 27, 1870
THE OWEN - LYON - ERNSPERGER CASE. Verdict in favor of Owen. .a suit for $1,000 damages. ...[facts of case reported]... The jury... delivered a verdict, awarding Owen $250 damages. This verdict threw the costs on the defendants - costs and damages amount in the aggregate to about $700... we have endeavored to give a fair statement of the case... We have the satisfaction of knowing that an impartial jury sustained us in our views, viz: that the girl was the first to seek an interview with Owen, but that he should have discountenanced her; and that Ernsperger and Lyon were not justified in resorting to such extreme measures as they did...
NEW LAW FIRM. M. A. O. PACKARD, Esq., of Plymouth, and JACOB S. SLICK, Esq., of this place, have formed a partnership in the law business. Mr. Packard has the reputation of being one of the ablest lawyers in Northern Indiana, and Mr. Slick is a young man of more than ordinary ability, and since he has commenced practice has been unusually successful.
One saloon and one dry-goods store have been closed up in Rochester this week. Hard times.
A SINGULAR LAW SUIT. Perhaps one of the queerest law suits, in one respect, ever commenced, is that of HOLEMAN vs BARNES - both parties living in this place. The suit is for $150. Barnes, it appears, hired a pair of horses of Holeman, a livery man, to draw his hearse to and from Gilead, some thirteen miles from Rochester. The occasion was that of a funeral. After returning one of the horses died. Holeman puts in the plea, that his horse had been driven too hard and overworked. As to this we know nothing. But the singular part of the affair is that a man should kill a horse by fast driving at a funeral. Somebody must certainly be in a hurry to get the corpse under ground.
(Sheriff's Sale) DAVID S. SCOTT vs ANDREW B. THOMAS and ANNIE THOMAS... real
estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Jan. 27, 1870.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, February 3, 1870
"J.N" the greatest philosopher of the age - a man whose intellect and ideas tower as high above the ordinary as the falls of Niagara do above the bed of the river below is to be in Rochester on next Wednesday... "J.N." is the man who had the courage and the temerety to demand, and the same who obtained, an interview, with JEFFERSON DAVIS, while imprisoned at Fortress Monroe. In his lecture he will give an accurate and full account of that interview which, alone, is worth going to hear. His lecture will be in the Court House, at 7 P.M.
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. ... occurred a short distance from Plymouth on last
Thursday morning. HENRY McFARLIN and JONATHAN BROWN were sawing a tree down for
saw logs, when the tree in falling, struck another tree, throwing it back over
the stump ... the square end of the trunk struck a maple sapling ... with such
force as to cause it whip over and strike Mr. McFarlin on the top of the head,
killing him instantly... Plymouth Democrat.
DISSOLUTION. The co-partnership heretofore existing between EMIL GROSH and D. L. BECK & BROTHERS, in the HARDWARE business was, by mutual consent, dissolved on the 19th day of January 1870. D. L. Beck & Brothers continue in the business ... Rochester, Indiana, February 4, 1870
(Application for License)... to sell liquors ... The north room of the building situate on the east side of a small ISLAND [MITCHELL ISLAND] in Lake Manitau, ... which island is about three hundred and fifty yards south east of the dam at the west end of said lake, and which island is connected with the shore of said lake by a foot-bridge running from the main land to said island - the building above mentioned being the only building standing upon said island except an ice house erected upon the northwestern point of said island ... B. F. CISSEL. February 4, 1870.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors... in Rochester... the northwest corner of lot number thirty-three old plat... MICHAL BARTELE. February 4, 1870.
NO SMOKING. HUGHSTON, the man that acts as agent for the C. C. & L. Railway Company in Rochester, asks it as a favor, of gentlemen, that they refrain from smoking in the Depot building while ladies are present, as the fumes of a cheap cigar or the odor of a strong old pipe are very offensive to ladies the two combined being beyond endurance. We second Hughston's motion. No gentleman will puff the smoke of either a cigar or a pipe in the face of a lady.
CHANGE. The firm of GROSH & BECK BROTHERS has recently been dissolved; D. L. BECK & BROS. being the successors ... TOM J. CHAMBERLAIN, whose ability as a clerk is so well known to this community, will remain with us...
"J.N.," the Philosopher, will speak at True's Mills on the 10th and at Akron on the 12th. "J.N." spoke at both these places ten years ago when he first commenced his career as a philosopher. Times have changed. He had no friends then but has thousands now.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the clerk of Fulton county during the month of
Thomas J. SILER to Ermina A. WILLIAMS, James RAGINS to Mary A. BECHTEL, William REESE to Margaret CHAMBERLAIN, Benjamin F. HAYS to Flora AULT, William S. WALLACE to Lydia Ann GRABELL, William BROWN to Mattie POWERS, John KEITZER to Matilda MOHLER, William PUGH to Jane Elizabeth HORNE, John GOSS to Isabella ALLEN, Wm. J. BEMENDERFER to Hester J. MILLER.
TEMPERANCE PETITION. The following is a copy of a temperance petition in
circulation in this county. ...[urges Board of Commissioners not to issue liquor
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, February 10, 1870
(Application for License)... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... in the front
room of a frame building situate on the south half of the north half of lot
number seventy-seven, new plat ... GEORGE McGUIRE. February 10, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) EDWARD T. SINKER & CO. vs WILLIAM REAM and others ... real estate (described)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. February 10, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) State.of Indiana on relation EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY vs GABRIAL
SAGER... real estate (described) ...
L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. February 10, 1870.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Rochester... In the front room of the one-story frame building, situate on Main street, on the west end of a strip of ground 20 feet wide off the south side of the south one-half of the north one-half of lot number thirty-one old plat ... ANDREW J. EDWARDS. February 10, 1870.
FEDER & SILBERBERG have an AUCTION STORE store at Akron. ED. RANNELLS does the preaching.
BACK. We are informed that BIRDIE LYON, the lady connected with the Owen-Lyon-Ernsperger case, is back in Rochester, married. Her name is SMITH now.
NEW PAPER. MACK ASHTON, he of the Bazar, has gone into the newspaper business. Last week he issued the first number, the title being, "ASHTON'S BAZAR." It is a twelve column sheet, looks well, and is devoted to the interests of the public in general, and the Jewelry business in particular.
We are indebted to our genial Democratic friend, Mr. JAMES MARTIN, for a present of some splendid apples ...
PROCEEDINGS OF THE OLD SETTLERS' MEETING... met in the Court House on last
Saturday for the purpose of organizing ... the "Old Settlers' Society of
Fulton County." ... [names mentioned]: JAMES MARTIN, Col. K. G. SHRYOCK,
ISAAC GOOD, B. C. WILSON, Dr. J. BRACKETT, BENJAMIN C. WILSON, YOUNG RALSTON, I.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, February 17, 1870
FEDER & HOLZMAN are building a substantial store room on the north half of Holzman's lot on main street.
The Presbyterian Social will be held at the residence of Dr. ROBBINS, next Tuesday evening...
Nearly a hundred hands have been employed during the past week in CUTTING ICE
on Lake Manitau. It is being cut for shipment to Indianapolis. Lake Manitau is
likely to become as noted for this frigid product as it now is for its fish and
ducks. The ice is said to be of excellent quality, and the quantity is
DIED. -At Rochester, Indiana, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 16th, 1870, Mrs.
ELIZABETH TRIMBLE, aged 72 years.
The deceased was a most estimable lady. She had lived in this community for over 30 years, and was universally beloved and respected. She leaves a large circle of mourning friends and relatives to lament her loss. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, at 2 oclock to-day. They were conducted by Rev. WM. PATTINSON. At the close of the ceremonies, a large concourse of citizens attended the funeral cortege to the cemetery and witnessed the consignment of the remains to their last resting place.
The Rail Road meeting, held at the Court House on last Thursday evening was well attended. Much enthusiasm was manifested, and the citizens seemed to be determined to do everything that lay in their power, to secure the building of the road at once ...
Why don't the town council put down some kind of crossings on MAIN STREET. There should be a good substantial crossing made on every square on Main Street in the business portion of the town. The sight of pedestrians, and particularly ladies, wading across Main St. in mud to their knees, on the occasion of every thaw or rain shower, is disagreeable.
Circuit Court sits one week from next Monday. The criminal case of the State vs. FRANK B. ERNSPERGER and GEORGE W. LYON, on an indictment for an assault, with intent to commit murder, upon JOHN OWEN, will be tried in that Court. The facts in this case are already familiar to our readers, they having been fully developed in the recent trial of the case of JOHN OWENS vs ERNSPERGER and LYON in the Fulton Common Pleas.
WANTED. A responsible young man to sell the Howe Sewing machine through the country. I want him to furnish the horses, one or two, and I will furnish the wagon. A liberal salary will be paid: Call on or address F. M. ASHTON, Rochester, Ind.
RAIL ROAD MEETING. ... on Thursday evening, February 10th, to discuss the
propriety of aiding, by donation or otherwise, the East and West Railroad to run
from Ft. Wayne to Omaha via Rochester ... (names mentioned): VERNON GOULD,
H. B. JAMISON, WM. ASHTON, SIDNEY KEITH, EDWARD CALKINS...
W. S. YETTS got a little too much of the "old joyful" aboard, on
Monday evening... in the morning was brought before a Justice of the Peace and
fined one dollar ... was remanded to jail, where he remained until yesterday
when he was discharged, a sadder, if not a wiser and better man.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, February 24, 1870
DIED. At Rochester, Indiana, on Monday, Feb. 21st, P. H. O'BRIEN, Editor of
the Rochester Standard.
Mr. O'Brien was born in the state of New York, and at an early age removed to Indiana. He began life for himself as an apprentice at the art of printing in the office of the Delphi Times, at Delphi, Indiana. By industry, energy and economy, he in time became the owner of that paper, and for several years edited and published it to the entire satisfaction of his patrons and to his own pecuniary success. After the close of the war Mr. O'Brien sold his interest in the Times to its present proprietor and in August '69 came to Rochester and purchased the Standard office. Under his management the appearance of the paper was greatly improved and the circulation began to increase rapidly and continued to do so until the time of his death. His sudden and untimely demise cast a gloom over the whole community. His illness was of short duration. On Monday morning, Feb. 14th, he was apparently in sound health and attending to his usual avocations - in one short week his soul was ushered into eternity. Up to within a few hours of his death, no apprehensions were entertained as to his recovery - himself as well as others believing that his illness was only temporary. Consequently his relatives were not informed of his condition until it was too late for them to reach him before his death. As it was he was hurried into eternity without the opportunity of making any preparations for the dread event. No one of his kindred was near to see him die. Neither mother or father, sister or brother was present to smooth his dying pillow, - to cheer and console him in his last moments - to whisper into his ear words of hope - to speak to him of that love that liveth beyond the tomb. There was no mother near to soothe him in his moments of pain. No kind father to give him his last blessing ere he entered the valley of the shadow of death. But though there were no kindred present to minister to his wants, yet there were warm and true friends who performed for him the offices of love and affection in his sickness who sadly and mournfully gathered around his dying couch, and sorrowfully closed his eyes and straightened his limbs in death. There were not wanting those to mourn for him and shed a tear to the memory of the departed.
Mr. O'Brien was a young man of more than ordinary ability, and had before him prospects of a bright future. Though he had been but a short time among us he had made many warm and earnest friends. He was very quiet and unobtrusive in his demeanor - avoiding rather than seeking observations. To those who were not intimately acquainted with him he perhaps appeared reserved and distant; but to those who enjoyed his companionship he was affable, kind and genial in all his relations. Those who knew him loved him best. Though he was fearless and independent in the expression of his opinions, yet he was open to conviction and would listen to reason and argument from whatever source it might come. While he was firm and uncompromising in his political views, he yet accorded to those who differed with him honesty of intention and purpose; while he battled nobly for what he believed to be right, and all will admit that he waged an honorable warfare. He had faults - all men have - but with his body his faults should be buried and the memory of his virtues should alone remain.
In his death his party has lost a brave defender, the community a good citizen and his comrades a tried and trusty friend. He has left us to return in this world never again. His soul has gone to its maker - his body returned to its dust; but his memory will remain green in the hearts of his friends forever.
DIED. On Tuesday evening Feb. 22, 1870, at Rochester, Indiana, LIZZIE TAYLOR,
daughter of JOHN TAYLOR, Esq., aged 14 years.
The deceased was a young lady of apparently robust health. She was attacked with congestion of the lungs, on Sunday morning last, and in two days thereafter was a corpse. The relatives of the deceased have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community, in this their sore bereavement.
DIED. Near this place on Tuesday morning, Feb. 22d, 1870, JOHN PILES.
DIED. Six miles West of Rochester on Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 1870, Mrs. (MARTHA J.) BREWER, aged 27 years. The deceased was buried at Green Oak, near the residence of her father, ELI SMITH, Esq.
DIED. On Saturday morning, Feb. 19th, 1870, at the Wallace House, Rochester,
Indiana, Mrs. FANNIE HERNANDEZ, aged 39 years.
Mrs. Fannie Hernandez, whose maiden name was McCOY, was born in Waterford, Vt., in the year 1831. She was, however, from her infancy a resident of Boston, Mass. At an early age of fifteen she went upon the stage, where her grace, beauty and talent, soon attracted general admiration. After only one years practice, she danced second to Blange the great French Danseuse, at the Howard Atheneum, in Boston. Her fame as an actress soon spread abroad, and from 1848 to 1851, "FANNIE MOWBRAY," (the name by which she went when upon the stage) was noted as one of the most popular performers of the day. She appeared before large audiences at Washington, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and other large cities, and many of the theater goers of those days will remember her as a brilliant Star. In 1851 she visited Savannah and Macon city, Georgia, and in the latter part of that year, she was married to JOSEPH HERNANDEZ, of Savannah. This man had the manners and appearance of a gentleman, but under his suavity and blandness was concealed the heart of a desperate villian.
She was advised against this union; but being young and entertaining an ardent affection for him, she married him despite the warnings of her friends. She was thus united to one who, though sworn to love and protect her, was eventually to become her murderer.
The history of her life is replete with incidents which if written, would fill a volume, showing how much torture a bad man can inflict, and with how much patience and resignation a good woman can endure. At many different times she endeavored to escape from him, but he invariably followed her and by threats of assassination compelled her to live with him. On the 13th day of October, 1868, her persecutions having become unendurable, and being in fear of her life and that of her children, from his repeated threats to murder her, she at length informed him plainly that from that time forward they must choose separate paths; that she could not and would not live longer with him as his wife.
They were at that time in Omaha, Nebraska, where her sister, Mrs. SELDEN IRWIN resided. On the same day she, with her children, repaired to the residence of Mrs. Irwin. Hernandez pursued her, saying that he wished to speak to her privately. She followed him into another room, when he immediately locked the door and drawing a pistol said, "You talked yesterday, I'll talk today." Without further words he fired. She fell to the floor and cried murder.
Mr. HARRY RAINSFORTH, her nephew, who was passing in the hall, hearing her cries, burst open the door and entered the room; Hernandez immediately fired at him, but the ball missed its mark and passed into the casing of the door. Rainsforth then sprang upon him, and succeeded in wrenching the pistol from his hand. Hernandez was arrested and tried for the double shooting. He was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for shooting his wife, and 7 years for shooting at Mr. Rainsforth, making his total term of imprisonment 21 years, which he is now serving in the Penitentiary at Omaha. The affair created great excitement at the time of its occurrence. Mrs. Hernandez's life was for a long time despaired of, but she at length recovered sufficiently to travel. She had received her death wound, however, and finally died, murdered by the hands of her husband. Although she knew from the time she was shot, that her days were numbered, and that she was slowly dying, she yet devoted her time assiduously to the instruction of her children, and endeavored to make them proficient in the calling which she herself had pursued.
She accompanied them on a tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, exhibiting their performances at all the principal towns, and playing for a short period with great success at Aiken's Museum, Chicago. She was traveling through Indiana when arriving at Rochester she became too ill to go further. Many of the citizens becoming aware of her past misfortunes, enlisted themselves in her welfare, and that of her children. Under their auspices the children gave a series of entertainments at this place, which were well attended, not only on account of the skill of the actors, but out of sympathy for their unfortunate condition.
ROBERT WALLACE, and family, Mr. A. C. COPELAND, and the members of the Rochester Silver Band were particularly noted for their strenuous exertions in behalf of this worse than widowed mother, and more than orphaned children.
On Sunday morning, surrounded by her weeping family and mourning friends, she breathed her last. Let us hope that her worn and tired spirit is now at rest.
The relatives of the late P. H. O'BRIEN, Esq., desire to express their thanks to ROB'T E. WALLACE, and family of the Wallace House, for the kindness and attention shown the deceased in his last illness. Also the Masonic Fraternity of Rochester Lodge No. 79, for the respect shown in accompanying the corpse to the depot. They also express themselves as under obligations to the gentlemanly conductor of the accommodation train on the C. C. & L. railroad, for delaying the train at this place until the funeral procession reached the station.
IMPORTANT RAILROAD COMMNICATION. Being a Director connected with the Ft. Wayne and Pacific Railroad, and the only one from Fulton County who attended the Railroad meeting held in Kankakee City, Ill., on the 16th inst ...[(report of the meeting]... WM. ASHTON.
The proceedings of the Republican State Convention show that ED. CALKINS of Fulton County, was selected as the member from the 11th District...
The remains of P. H. O'BRIEN were taken in charge on Thursday morning, by Messrs. GRAHAM and WILSON, of Delphi, Ind., friends of the deceased, and conveyed to that place for interment. Rochester Lodge No. 79 F. & A. M. formed in procession and accompanied by a large number of citizens, escorted the remains to the Depot of the C. C. & L. R.R.
The editorial department of the Standard will be conducted by H. B. JAMISON, until such time as a purchaser can be found for the office, or an administrator appointed upon the estate of the deceased...
On Friday and Saturday evening will be held in the Odd Fellows Hall, the last performances in this place of the HERNANDEZ THEATRICAL TROUPE. The Juveniles will be assisted by Mr & Mrs SELDEN IRWIN, and Mr. HARRY RAINFORTH...
Mr. MONROE B. GLICK is entitled to the thanks of the friends of the late P.
H. O'BRIEN, for the care and attention bestowed by him upon the deceased in his
last illness ...
We are indebted to the efforts of JAMES CHAPIN, Esq., for the issue of the standard this week. It would have been impossible to have published the paper, had it not been that he kindly volunteered to aid us...
Our thanks are due to Messrs. SMITH & KITT, for valuable assistance rendered in getting out this edition of the paper.
Odd Fellows Hall, Friday and Saturday Eve. Feb. 25th & 26th. Last
Appearance of the HERNANDEZ JUVENILES. Mr. & Mrs. SELDEN IRWIN will appear.
Also HARRY RAINFORTH, The Excellent Comedian... for the EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT of the
Orphan Children to release them of the indebtedness caused by the illness of
their deceased mother...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, March 17, 1870
(Sheriff's Sale) State of Indiana ex rel Auditor of Fulton County vs ROBERT N. RANNELLS, ELIZABETH M. RANNELLS and SIDNEY KEITH... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. March 17, 1870. H. B. JAMISON, Atty for plaintiffs
PUBLIC SALE... at my residence in Newcastle township ... livestock and personal property... P. C. DUMBAULD. March 10, 1870.
RAILROAD ELECTION... by order of Board of Commissioners ... DAN AGNEW, Auditor. Rochester, March 10, 1870,
FOR RENT. Two dwelling houses in Rochester. Enquire of H. B. JAMISON.
The Social of the M. E. Church will be held at the residence of Mr. A. L. ROBBINS.
MARRIED. -In Star City, on Thursday, March 10, 1870, Mr. A. T. JACKSON, of
Pleasant Grove, Fulton county, Ind., and Mrs. MELISSA MURPHY of the former
-Also, at the residence of the bride's father, in Pleasant Grove, on the 13th inst., by the Rev. SPARKS, Mr. JAMES H. WILSON and Miss CATHARINE J. KILMIN, all of Fulton County, Ind.
The entertainments given by ALF. HOWARD, on Thursday and Monday evenings last, were not very well attended. As a fiddlest, Alf says he is a success, but Rochester folks could not appreciate the music produced by him on his $1,000 fiddle ...
DIED. On Thursday, March 10, 1870, Mrs. NANCY TOWER, aged 43 years, 1 month
and 3 days.
Nancy Tower was born in Fairfield county, Ohio. In January, 1859, she was married to ELIJAH TOWER, of Newcastle township, this county. Mrs. Tower was a very estimable lady, and she leaves many sympathizing friends to mourn her departure. The funeral services were preached by the Rev. A. V. HOUSE, on Friday last.
Rochester M. E. Church. Sabbath (morning services) Mar. 13,, 170. ... Whereas, the Commissioners of this County, at their session last week, refused to grant license to sell intoxicating liquors to four applicants... we heartily indorse their action... T. C. STRINGER, Pastor. WM. ASHTON, Secretary.
DIED. At Indianapolis, Ind., Wednesday, March 16th, 1870, Miss ROSA O'BRIEN,
aged 17 years.
The deceased was a sister of the late P. H. O'BRIEN...
COMMISSIONERS COURT... License was granted to GEORGE McGUIRE, and the
applications of A. J. EDWARDS, B. W. CISSEL, H. C. EWING and M. BARTELE were
"' [names mentioned]: ISAAC MEREDITH, OSCAR GROVE, P. H. BYBEE, WM. ANDERSON, ISAAC P. PUNTIOUS, JOHN BITTERS, THOMAS WHALEN, Jr., SIMON WHEELER, SEBASTIAN GOSS, AARON ROUCH, LINDLEY MOORE, J. B. GIBBONS, M. W. WALLENS, FRED HUFFMAN, JOHN JOHNSON, R. T. BEATTIE, A. T. JACKSON, A. D. TONER, ISAIAH SLICK, BENNEVILLE STAMM, WM. McMAHAN, JOHN PENCE, HENRY HOOVER, JOHN CUFFEL, ISAAC STALLARD, SARAH DAVENPORT, ISAAC GOOD, SOLOMON WAGONER, JAMES KEELY, J. S. SLICK, GEO. ZIMPLENIAN, WM. G. LACKEY, GEORGE CARTER, WM. REAM, PETER F. BRUNCK, ABRAHAM GRAFFIS, DAVID GOUGH, JOHN TOWER, ISAIAH WALKER, D. W. LYON, JESSE SHIELDS, M. M. REX.
... Allowances were made: DAVID McCAUGHEY, JOHN A. BARRETT, THOMAS MEREDITH., FRED PETERSON, C. VANTRUMP, JAMES DAWSON, JOHN W. BLACK, ISAAC MEREDITH, OSKER GROVE, P. BYBEE, DAVID EDWARDS, N. J. CLYMER, GEORGE SPRAGUE,, GEORGE WILSON, S. S. NEWELL, JOHN ELAM, LEWIS POWERS, R. B. EVANS, ROBERT OWENS, A. G. SINKS, ISABEL VANTRUMP, LONG & MILLER, SAMUEL D. WOOD, D. L. BECK & BRO., SOLOMON MILLER, C. HOOVER, MARY CLAY, D. P. CARR, E. S. BARNES, J. P. DAVIS, C. LANGSDORF, WHITTENBERGER & CO., PHILLIPS & LETTER, FEDER & SILBERBERG, R. T. BEATTIE, TOWER, JACKSON, SLICK, W. T. CLELAND, McMAHAN, PENCE, HOOVER, YOUNG RALSTIN, ISAIAH WALKER, A. THOMPSON, PETER PUTMAN, WM. & J. BRADEN, R. J. BRIGHT, WM. SHEETS, LYON & KENDRICK, M. PERSCHBAUCHER, JAMES PALMER, Mrs. PILKENTON, A. V. HOUSE, HILL & HECTOR, J. F. FROMM, HIRAM STEFFY, BENJ. STEFFY, JACOB S. RANNELLS, JONATHAN DAWSON, C. HOOVER, ROBT. AITKENS, WM. WALLACE, LYON, SHIELDS, S. S. TERRY, MERCER & SHEPHARD, J. T. DOKE, THOMAS MERCER, JESSE SHIELDS, ROBBINS & HIGGINS, M. YOUNG, DAVID MARSH, HENRY JOHNSON, HENDERSON JOHNSON, L. M. MONTGOMERY, DAN AGNEW, JOHN ELAM, P. C. DUMBAULD, JAMES MARTIN, ISAAC PUNTIOUS...
Grand Jurors for August term Circuit Court, 1870: J. D. CALAHAN, ISAIAH SLICK, MICHAEL SHADLE, JOEL TOWNSEND, D. W. LYON, LEVI OVERMIRE, WM. BRYANT, HENRY HAINBAUGH, ANDREW KREAMER, A. W. DEWEESE, JOHN KESLER and JOHN PENCE.
Grand Jurors for February term, 1871: WM. MOGLE, HICKMAN PHILLIPS, HUGH STURGEON, JOHN PLUNK, G. W. TRUSLOW, B. C. WILSON, ALBERT SHAFFER, OSKER GROVE, JOHN ELLIS, JOHN MATHEWS, JOHN SLAYBAUGH and JOHN BERRY.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, March 24, 1870
LETTER FROM ARKANSAS. Little Rock Ark., Mar. 15, 1870. To the Standard and my
friends at home: ... [describes climate, people and locality] ... I first got
acquainted with H. H. PUGH a lawyer... From him I received an introduction to
the Attorney General, J. R. MONTGOMERY, a cousin to our Sheriff. He is a man of
Northern birth and education, and loyal to the core. He sends his kindest
regards to our Sheriff and uncle CALEB...
I. W. HOLEMAN.
Mr. CHARLES NOFTZGER and lady of Henry township, this county, left for Milmine, Ill., last Monday.
The Social of the M. E. Church meets ... at the residence of Mr. JUD. AULT...
M. W. WALTERS, Assessor of Richland township, returned his books and blanks to the Auditor last week....
Miss J. E. HILTON will re-open school in one of the unoccupied rooms in the Public School building, April 11th, and continue eleven weeks ...
CHARLES STPADLEY, a little son of CHARLES J. STRADLEY, fell and broke his leg at the school room, one day last week. The limb was set by Drs. GOULD, BRACKETT and SPOHN. The little fellow is now doing well under their treatment.
About a dozen persons left here on Wednesday for Plymouth, there to take passage for the south, under the auspices of the SOUTHERN EMIGRATION SOCIETY. We understand that the society furnishes free transportation to farmers and mechanics and their families.
Mr. WILLIAM CARTER was made the recipient of a most elegant present on last Friday evening... highly finished silver-headed cane, worth about $25. It was presented to him by Mr. F. M. ASHTON, on behalf of the parties who partook of his hospitality... recent reception at his residence ...
We learn that Mr. GEORGE W. ENGLISH got caught in the cog-wheels of the steam saw mill of Messrs. MILLER & SPRAY, at Miller's switch, on the 1st day of this month and was injured so badly that he died two days afterward. It appears that on Tuesday Mr. English was at work in the mill, and it being quite cold was climbing on the boiler to warm himself, when having on an overcoat it caught in some part of the machinery and he was drawn in between two cog-wheels with such force as to stop the mill. When extricated he was terribly mangled. He lingered in great pain until Thursday, when death released him from his sufferings. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his untimely loss.
AN OUTRAGE. Considerable excitement has been caused in Aubbeenaubbee township
by the conduct of one JOHN D. ADELL, a Methodist minister, who has, until within
the last few days, resided in Uniontown, Marshall County, Indiana. Report says
that on the 2nd day of the present month the reverend gentleman went to the
house of one of his parishioners, a Mr. EDGINGTON, and in the absence of the
head of the house made an assault upon his wife, Mrs. MARY EDGINGTON, and
attempted to commit a rape upon her. The approach of some of the neighbors
frightened him from his nefarious purpose, and he fled hastily from the house.
On Friday last a warrant was issued for the arrest of Adell, but upon search
being made for him, it was discovered that he had left the neighborhood. Up to
the present time his whereabouts have not been discovered. Mr. and Mrs.
Edgington were both members of Adell's church, and have always borne a most
excellent reputation in the community in which they resided. It is to be hoped
that Adell will be found, and if guilty, that he may be punished as he justly
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, March 31, 1870
(Sheriff's Sale) CHRISTIAN NEWHOUSE vs JOSHUA LEWALLEN... real estate (described)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. M. L. ESSICK, Atty for plff. March 30, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN LUX and HENRY TORR vs A. D. PACKARD and CAROLINA PACKARD... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. D. H. CHASE, Atty for plffs. March 30, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) ALEXANDER HEUSTES and MONTGOMERY HAMILTON vs JOSIAH MERLEY... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. H. B. JAMISON, Atty for plffs. March 30, 1870.
DISSOLUTION. The copartnership heretofore existing between WM. HILL, C. HECTOR and JAMES W. BRACKETT, under the firm name of HILL, HECTOR & BRACKETT, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. March 21st, 1870... Drs. HILL & HECTOR will continue the practice of medicine as heretofore.
Mr. T. C. WOOD, of Crown Point, takes charge of the schools for the summer. He comes recommended as a good teacher. The term will open on the 18th day of April.
Mr. W. H. BANTA leaves us this week. He has accepted a position as Teacher in the Valparaiso College...
Mr. I. W. HOLEMAN has returned from a trip in the South, looking much improved in health ...
DIED. On Wednesday morning, March 30, 1870, HENRY W. CORNELIUS, aged 30
Mr. Cornelius was an estimable citizen. He had been engaged in business for a number of years in Rochester, and had made many friends. His loss will be regretted by the entire community. The funeral service will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at the Presbyterian church.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk of Fulton county for the month ending
March 31, 1870:
Jesse L. CROMWELL to J. B. ROGERS, Henry W. NEISWANGER to Marie BARCUS, James W. BRACKETT to Margaret WEBBER, James H. WILSON to Catherine J. KILMER, Joseph FELTY to Arminia BAILEY, Andrew SHIPLEY to Nancy Ann SIPPY.
The closing exercises of the public schools on Friday last... The names of the declamers were Mr. A. F. BOWERS, Miss CLARA CARPENTER, Miss LIZZIE MARTIN, Mr. HORACE KEWNEY, Miss BELL WALTERS, Miss LIDA STRADLEY and Miss EVA AULT. The essayists were Miss MAGGIE CHAMBERLAIN, Miss MARY NYE, Miss JENNIE DAVIS, Miss CLARA WALKER, Mr. T. J. McCLARY and Miss ALICE SHOUP. The Yankee Girl was read by Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK... presented to Mr. W. H. BANTA... a gold ring, a breast pin and a gold pen. An elegant bound Album was also presented to Mr. SIDNEY MOON...
(Sheriff's Sale) State of Indiana ex rel GEORGE ULTZ vs BENEVILL STAMM,
JONATHAN SMITH and HIRAM HENDERSON... real estate (described)... L. M.
MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. March 30, 1870.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, April 7, 1870
The Howe Sewing Machine Company have determined to locate their factory at Peru, Ind. The main building will be 400 feet long. The saw mills will be 200 by 160 feet. The factory, when in full operation will give employment to 700 hands ...
(Administrator's Notice) ENOCH STURGEON appointed Administrator of the estate of THOMAS C. McCOY, late of Fulton County, deceased. April 7th, 1870.
JUST RECEIVED - SPRING STYLES - LADIES' HATS WALLACE & CHAPIN. March 31, 1870.
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE... met in the Court House on Saturday last. The following members were present: Rochester township, H. B. JAMISON, Chairman. Rochester, JOHN W. DAVIS. Richland, B. A. EIDSON. Newcastle, E. T. REID. Liberty, JAMES R. MARTIN. Union, J. S. SLICK. Wayne, SIMON WHEELER. Aubbeenaubbee, JOHN LEITER...
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Clerk, W. H. GREEN, of Liberty Tp., Dr. JOHN Q. HOWELL,
CHARLES W. CAFFYN, formerly proprietor of the Standard, SAMUEL KEELY, ISAIAH
WALKER. For Treasurer, JESSE SHIELDS, LEVI DOWNEY, PETER MEREDITH, WILLIAM
WALLACE. For Recorder, ABNER WOODS, of Newcastle Tp., CHARLES M. REID, JOHN M.
FISH, of Richland Tp., C. CHAMBERLAIN.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, April 14, 1870
COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION... met on Monday for the purpose of hearing
complaints relating to assessment of JACOB HUFFMAN, of Henry township, was
increased $200. The returns of all the other assessors were confirmed...
The charges made for assessing: THOS. WHALEN, Wayne. H. W. GREEN, Union. JOHN HENDERSON, Aubbee. J. V. REE(D), Liberty. A. S. GOODRICH, Rochester. M. W. WALTERS, Richland. JESSE BURNS, Henry. F. T. REID, Newcastle.
NEW MILLINER STORE. .. in the north room of the CONTINENTAL BUILDING ... on hand and for sale the Celebrated Singer Machine. MRS. PLANK & CO., Rochester, Ind., April 13, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) H. B. JAMISON and assigned to ED. CALKINS vs CALVIN ALLEN... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. April 13, 1870.
We learn that scarlet and lung fever are prevailing to a considerable extent in and around LINCOLN, Miami county.
The Social of the M. E. Church meets at the residence of LEVI MERCER...
We understand that a paper is to be published at Pleasant Grove, by J. C. PHILLIPS and ELI LEITER, to be called the KEWANNA TIMES. It will be issued semi-monthly.
THOMAS M. WILSON contributed $2.50 to the School fund for committing an assault and battery upon his son, on Monday last. Benzine was the moving cause of the assault.
SERENADE. The nights now are very pleasant and the moon affords just sufficient light to make serenading pleasant. On Friday night Prof. OSGOOD'S silver band was out making a tour of this kind, and discoursed some excellent music.
We are under many obligations to Prof. McDONALD'S string band for the serenade given us on Tuesday night last...
Prof. C. T. WOOD, of Crown Point, this State, will open a select school in the Public School building in this place, on Monday next ...
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Treasurer, A. V. HOUSE, ABSALOM NELLANS, of Newcastle Tp.
For Recorder, JESSE L. MARTINDALE, JAMES L. McMAHAN. For Commissioner, CYRUS S.
GRAHAM, of Union Tp.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, April 21, 1870
The FIRST NEGRO VOTE ever cast in Fulton county was deposited in Rochester last Saturday in the railroad election. Six colored votes were cast, and all voted for the railroad tax.
Rev. J. J. COOPER, of the Northern Indiana Conference, will preach in the M.
E. Church, next Sabbath, morning and evening ...
A little "mill" was indulged in by KASPER MOORE and his "frow" last night ... Kasper was brought before his Honor, Esq. HERMAN, who assessed the damages at $20 ... Rochester fighting whisky was the moving cause.
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Treasurer, JOHN LEITER, an old and tried Democrat, who has
been a resident of Fulton county for twenty-five years past, ISAAC HIATT. For
Commissioner, JOHN P. BARNHART, of Richland Tp, COVINGTON CORNELIUS, of
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, April 28, 1870
(Sheriff's Sale) THEODORE CRESSNER vs WILLIAM STURGEON and LAWRENCE SHAKES... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. April 27, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) ANDREW W. JOHNSON, Admr of MICHAEL DENISTONIS estate vs WILLIAM STURGEON... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. April 27, 1870.
The M. E. social meets at the residence of WM. ASHTON...
The Republican Corporation Convention on last Monday night, nominated JOHN P. MYERS for Marshal; L. M. SPOTTS, Clerk; D. R. MARTIN, Assessor; Trustees - J. R. ROSS, CHRIS HOOVER, WM. ASHTON...
ABSALAM NELLANS, of Newcastle township, withdraws his name as a candidate for Treasurer...
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Treasurer, W. B. MILLER. For Commissioner, B. A. EIDSON.
(Administrator's Notice) ISAAC PONTIOUS appointed administrator of the estate
of WILLIAM SECREST, late of Fulton county, deceased. April 28, 1870.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, May 5, 1870
The M. E. Social meets at the residence of JOHN MEYERS...
J. C. PHILLIPS, editor of the KEWANNA TIMES was in town this week. He represents business in that city as good.
A little "unpleasantness" occurred last night near the barber shop, between a couple of unbleached American citizens of African descent, named SCOTT HUGHSTON (we believe he is no relative of our friend IIUGIISTON, the freight agent) and GEO. RILEY. George did not fight according to the rules of the prize ring, but made a "rude, insolent and angry assault" upon Scott with a stick of wood, which made the blood flow pretty freely on the sidewalk. They were both brought before His Honor, Justice HERMAN, who assessed George's fine at $5 and costs, amounting in all to $10.25.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk of the Fulton Circuit Court for the
month ending April 30, 1870:
Benneville HERPSTER to Elizabeth PLANTS, Paris BRIGGS to Lucy Ann PUTNAM, Dugland WHALEN to Mary MARKS, James A. FISHBACK to Mary Jane MOORE, Jonas BIDDINGER to Sarah PLANTS, John WOLFE to Martha Jane HEATER, Jackson WELDON to Amanda NICHOLS, Eli LEITER to Mary L. McCARTER, James PALMER to Maria Ellen ANDERSON.
The Corporation election held on Monday last, resulted in favor of the Republicans.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... in the
front room of the one story frame building, situated on Main street, the west
end of the south half of the south half of lot number twenty-six old plat...
ELIAS LOY, CALVIN A. HAWLEY. May 3, 1870.
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, May 12, 1870
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester ... the back room on the lower floor of that part of the two and one-half story frame building known as the MAMMOTH BUILDING, which is situated upon the south onehalf of the south one-half of lot number sixty-one old plat.. JOSEPH WEIDNER. May 12, 1870.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Rochester... front room of the one story frame building situated on the west end of the south half of north half of lot number thirty-ono old plat ... on Main street... DAVID C. EDWARDS. May 12, 1870.
The M. E. Social meets at the residence of WM. WALLACE ...
Mr. J. AUMOCK has opened a new BOARDING HOUSE on the corner of South and Jefferson streets ...
Three arrests were made by Marshal MYERS yesterday. RICHARD BILL, for
whipping his daughter, a young lady of 18 or 20 years, was billed by His Honor
Justice HERMAN, in the sum of $1, and costs, amounting in all to about $8.
WM. SURGIJY and RIDENHOUR, for having been under the influence of bonzine, and otherwise disorderly were requested to leave $2 each, and costs, amounting in all to about $22.
We have this week sold the ROCHESTER STANDARD for the third time since the decease of Mr. O'BRIEN... We don't think he will go back on us; but then we have been twice went upon, and on this occasion we propose the new proprietor shall introduce himself in person to the readers ...
ROCHESTER STANDARD - Thursday, May 19, 1870
Rev. T. C. STRINGER will preach at the M. E. Church, Sabbath morning...
EDWARD WORDON was arrested on Wednesday last, for being drunk and disorderly. He was taken before Esq. HERMAN this morning, and fined one Dollar and cost.
The M. E. Social meets at the residence of MACK ASHTON...
JOHN FARNER and SAMUEL FARNER, were each arrested on Monday last, charged with the commission of an assault and battery upon the person of HERBERT LENT. A trial resulted in their acquittal.
AUCTION. JOHN C. OWEN has again returned to Rochester with a large stock of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Gents Furnishing Goods, Notions &c...
A horse ridden by Mr. CHRIS. KAMERFR took fright on Tuesday evening last, and after rearing and plunging about, finally threw the rider and afterwards kicked him. Mr. Kamerer was stunned by the fall and kick, and it was at first supposed that he was very dangerously injured. He was picked up and carried to the residence of Mr. ADAM SHOULDER, where under the treatment of his physicians he rapidly recovered. He is at this writing able to be about.
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Surveyor, SILAS MILLER.
FIGHT. Two citizens of Logansport engaged in a fight on Main St., Monday last. The parties were HERBERT LENT and AMANDA E. LENT, his wife... In the evening she was arrested, and was fined the sum of $3.00... The next morning, at the instigation of the husband, she was brought before the proper authorities to have the question of her insanity or sanity determined... The husband... testified that he had married her in Logansport, in October last ... that she abandoned him, that she had since given three hundred dollars ... to a paramour of hers at Logansport, by the name of FRANK GALLIHER... After a careful investigation of all her symptoms the commission returned a verdict of "not crazy, but full of H--L."
(Administrator's Sale) H. B. JAMISON, Admr of the estate of P. H. O'BRIEN,
will offer for sale at public outcry, at the office of the Rochester Standard
(personal property) ...
FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, May 26, 1870 Vol I No 1
Published Thursdays by the FRANKLIN PRINTING CO., Rochester, Indiana. ... Office on Main St.
PROSPECTUS. Having purchased the standard office newspaper establishment of H. B. JAMISON, Esq., administrator of the estate of P. H. O'BRIEN, deceased, late publisher and editor of the same - we today take possession of the office and assume control as business manager and editor ... It will be seen that we have changed the name of the paper from the STANDARD to that of the ROCHESTER CITY TIMES. ...
WHAT ABOUT OUR NEW RAILROAD. ... we will be compelled to raise $35,000 more
by private subscription... it can be done is two weeks. But the people
themselves must take hold of the matter in earnest. Mr. ASHTON, the Vice
President, has worked the matter up as well as he can, and we understand that
Mr. STURGEON, one of the directors of the Company, and who has had a good deal
of experience in railroad management, will commence work along the line
immediately, to assist the people in raising the required amount ... The people
at Kewanee are making a move in the right direction, and will raise a very
liberal share of the amount yet to be secured, provided they can make Kewanee a
point. Bruce's Lake is also largely interested in securing a line to that
Then what will Rochester, Akron and other points cast do ...
(Sheriff's Sale) ANDREW W. CALHOUN vs JOSHUA LEWALLEN and SMITH BAILEY... real estate (described) L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. KEITH & CALKINS, Attys for plffs. May 25, 1870.
The M. E. Social meets at the residence of Col. K. G. SIIRYOCK...
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's mother, on the 24th inst., at 3 p.m. by the Rev. W. PATTINSON, Dr. J. C. SPOFIN and Miss MARY MILLER, all of Rochester.
FATAL ACCIDENT. By a telegram from Peru to My. JOSEPti WEIDNER, of this place, a brother-in-law of the deceased, we learn of the death of the Master Carpenter of the Peru R. R. We understand that in attempting to jump on the tender of an engine backing into the shop yards he slipped and fell on the track - the wheels passing over and cutting off both legs. He died in a few minutes.
The members of the old ROCHESTER DEBATING CLUB are requested to meet at the
Rochester Seminary on Tuesday evening next, for the permanent organization of a
new club ... N. G. HUNTER, Secly.
JUVENILE DEPRAVITY. Some time since a Registered letter was abstracted from the Post Office, at this place, and on various occasions, small sums of money mysteriously made their disappearance ... suspicion pointed towards a young lad of the age of 12 or 13 years ... last Sabbath... Mrs. RYLAND, P.M. visited the office and found... one boy upon the watch, and two more inside engaged in ransacking the office ...
One of the boys has since confessed... Mrs. R. has not taken any measures as yet, towards prosecuting...
First Class Printing... The FRANKLIN PRINTING CO., Job Printing
Establishment, Main Street, Rochester, Ind...
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, June 2, 1870
REMOVAL. The office of the Rochester city Times will be removed to the building formerly occupied by Mr. BARNES as a Furniture Store on Monday next. The Times establishment will occupy the entire first floor of the building, consisting of Office, Job Room and News Room...
The M. E. Social meets at Mrs. LONG'S, at the Central House ...
The following nominations were made at the Primary meeting on Saturday last: For Trustee, CALVIN VANTRLIMP. For Assessor, A. L. GOODRICH. For Justices of the Peace, WILLIAM REES, JACOB CAMERER.
PRIMARY CONVENTION... Democracy of Rochester Township, met in convention at
the Court House in Rochester, Ind.,... on the 28th day of May, 1870... (names
mentioned): H. B. JAMISON, ENOCH STURGEON, A. H. ROBBINS, JNO. W. DAVIS, C. F.
HARTER, SOL. WAGONER, LAWRENCE McCARTER, LAN. DOWNS, P. C. DUMBAULD, C. H.
ROBBINS, E. R. HERMAN, C. WAGONER, I. CONNER, J. F. TOLERTON, REUBIN VANTRUMP,
ENOCH STURGEON, L. B. CONGER, W. H. BELL, WM. P. BALL...
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, June 9, 1870
An impromptu meeting of citizens was held at the Court Room on yesterday evening to confer in the matter of raising funds to secure the location of the FORT WAYNE and PACIFIC RAILROAD through Fulton county... the project was favorably received...
DEMOCRATIC NOMINATING CONVENTION met at the Court House, on Saturday, June
4th, 1870... (names mentioned): H. B. JAMISON., ISAAC GOOD, J. C. LOVELAND, J.
S. SLICK, Dr. ROBBINS, ISAIAH WALKER, SAMUEL KEELY, J. Q. HOWELL, C. W. CAFFYN,
W. H. GREEN, DAN. AGNEW, L. M. MONTGOMERY, L. M. DOWNEY, JESSE SHIELDS, WM.
WALLACE, ISAAC HIATT, A. V. HOUSE, JOHN LEITER, P. MERIDITH, B. MILLER, CHES.
CHAMBERLAIN, C. M. REID, ABNER WOODS, J. L. MARTINDALE, JOHN M. FISH, J. L.
McMAHAN, COVINGTON CORNELIUS, C. S. GRAHAM, JAMES MARTIN, B. A. EIDSON, SILAS
MILLER, THOMAS MEREDITH, JACOB LOY... members of the Central Committee: Wayne,
R. T. BEATTIE, Union, J. C. PHILLIPS, Aubbee, JOHN HENDERSON, Liberty, A. B.
FAIRBANK, Rochester Tp., DRU. AGNEW, J. S. SLICK and JOHN W. DAVIS, Richland,
MICHAEL WALTERS, Henry, WILLIAM KENDIG, Newcastle, E. T. REED....
County Ticket: For Clerk, SAMUEL KEELY. For Sheriff, L. M. MONTGOMERY. For Auditor, DAN AGNEW. For Treasurer, A. V. HOUSE. For Recorder, CHES. CHAMBERLAIN. For Commissioner, JAMES MARTIN, C. S. GRAHAM, B. A. EIDSON. For Surveyor, SILAS MILLER. For Coroner, JACOB LOY.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. ... Strawberry and Ice Cream Festival this evening, at the new Masonic Hall ... proceeds to be given to the M. E. Church society. The Rochester String Band will furnish music during the evening. Admittance 10 cents. All are invited.
Services on next Sabbath, at the Presbyterian Church, by Rev. W. PATTINSON, Pastor...
ALLIE SMITH, an employee in the Times office, met with a painful accident on Wednesday morning. While in the act of adjusting the feeding board to one of the presses in the Job Room, his hand was caught by the cogs in the Gear Wheel crushing the little finger of the right hand. Dr. HIGGINS dressed the wound and was enabled to avoid amputation, as an examination of the wound proved that the bone was only crushed at the first joint of the finger. Had the wheel caught two or more fingers the entire hand would have been drawn under the shaft and crushed ... although incapacitated from duty for the present, he hopes to be at his post again soon.
COMMISSIONERS COURT... Liquor License were granted to LOY & HAWLEY,
JOSEPH WEIDNER, D. C. EDWARDS, JOHN GAST and ANDREW GAST, all of Rochester....
(names mentioned): JAMES MARTIN, P. C. DUMBAULD, ISAAC PUNTIOUS, GEORGE SPREAGUE, JOHN W. BRAMAN, DAVID EDWARDS, JACOB BECK, JAMES TOLERTON, S. S. CHAPIN, ANDERSON & KEESICKER, CAL. VANTRUMP, A. L. BAILEY, LONG MILLER, ISAIAH WALKER, S. S. NEWELL, SAMUEL SHOWLEY, F. P. WAUGH, CORNELIUS & DUMBAULD, N. J. CLYMER, PAT. B. EVANS, W. H. MATTINGLY, A. V. HOUSE...
On petition for change of Rochester and Akron road near Biddles School House... ABNER THOMPSON, JACOB PUTMAN, FRED HARTER, JOHN BITTERS, TIMOTHY BARKER, T. B. LOUDERBACK, F. BARCUS, WM. McMAHAN, JOHN PENCE, JOHN CUFFEL, J. W. DAVIS, JACOB W. HISEY, WALTERS, JOHNSON, HUFFMAN, J. G. GIBBONS, WM. BURCH, JAMES H. SPRAY, S. P. BARNHART, S. C. FRY, THOMAS ADAMSON, JOHN PLANK, V. C. CONN, R. T. BEATTIE, THOMAS MOGLE, C. S. BOOTS, MORRIS FITZGERALD, JOHN BITTERS, GEORGE CARR, DAVIS & HISEY, ELLIOTT & BROWN, R. J. BRIGHT, ROSSER & SPRING, BRADEN & BURFORD, CLEVINGER & THOMPSON, M. DANZIGER, SMITH & JACKSON, SAM KEELY, J. N. INGRIM, JOHN W. BLACK, A. K. PLANK, FEDER & SILBERBERG, J. L. CLOUSE, J. C. SPOHN, GEORGE WILSON, ROBERT OWENS, LEWIS POWERS, S. V. MILLER, DAVID TUTTLE, JOHN RITZINS, SARAH PILKENTON, A. CUBBERLY, JESSE SHIELDS, E. L. ESSICK, ISAAC HIATT...
RAIL ROAD MEETING... at the Court House, on Tuesday evening last... FT. WAYNE and PACIFIC RAILROAD... (names mentioned): WM. ASHTON, A. T. BITTERS, WM. STURGEON, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, J. F. FROMM, ROBT. WALLACE, SIDNEY KEITH...
MEDICAL NOTICE. Drs. JAS. W. & JOHN E. BRACKETT have formed a partnership in the practice of Medicine and Surgery... Office on Main street, over Cornelius' Store.
(Sheriff's Sale) EZEKIEL MORRISON vs ELLIS R. POWERS... real estate
(described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. June 7, 1870. TURPIE & BALDWIN,
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, June 16, 1870
J. WEIDNER, Baker and Confectioner, Grocer, and Dealer in Queensware and Glassware ... Store, Main St., Rochester, Ind. June 18, 1870.
The M. E. Social meets at the residence of B. F. ERNSPERGER...
JAMES RAGAN was this week brought before Esq. HERMAN, charged with assault and battery. James plead guilty, was fined $10 and costs, and in default of bail, was "calaboosed."
PERSONAL. Mr. JANES DAVIDSON, a brother-in-law of our worthy Sheriff, has just returned from Oregon, where he has been the past eighteen years ... His numerous friends throughout the county will be glad to learn that he has concluded to spend the summer with them.
Miss JENNIE HOOVER, who seems to be an "old traveler on the broadway," was arrested on Tuesday night last, by Marshal MYERS, and brought before his honor, Esq. HERMAN. Jennie, who purports to hail from the village of Fulton, promised to be a good girl in the future, if permitted to go unpunished, and was sent to her anxious mama by the authorities.
On Tuesday last, Miss LIDA BURGE, a resident of Wayne Tp., was adjudged insane, and a proper patient to be sent to the asylum for treatment. She is a lady of about twenty years of age, and her parents have long resided in this county. The cause of her insanity is said to be religious excitement.
MIKE HENRY, the notorious "bummer" who formerly infested Rochester
and vicinity, has been an inmate of the Lunatic Asylum, at Indianapolis for over
two years. The county paid $40, for clothing for him during the last year.
NEW BANK IN ROCHESTER. Our enterprising citizen and Vice President of the Fort Wayne & Packfic R.R., is preparing to engage in the Banking business in this city. His Banking office, which is a model of neatness, will soon becompleted ... It has been the aim of Mr. ASHTON to procure as good a safe as can be made... Mr. Ashton expects to be ready to receive deposits and to do a regular banking business, in two weeks, or less time probably.
COMMISSIONERS COURT. ... (names mentioned): JOHN SNOW, RANSOM RANNELLS, DAVID FINLEY, PETER MEREDITH, JNO. W. DAVIS, D. W. LYON, S. G. SPERRY, WHEELER, ROUCH, GOSS, THOMAS WHALEN, FELIX McLOCHLIN, GEORGE GOSS, S. B. MILLER, R. WHEELER, W. G. LACKEY, REAM, CARTER, PETER F. BRUNCK, JAMISON, KEELY, WAGONER, ISAAC STALLARD, SARAH DAVENPORT, ISAAC GOOD, JOHN CUFFEL, CHRISTIAN WAGONER, THOMAS MEREDITH, Jr., EMERICK GILLET, WM. McMAHAN, JESSE DEWEESE, JAMES WARE, HENRY WALTERS, A. ELLIOTT, SIMON WHEELER, JOHN VANMETER, HENRY BARRETT, L. W. TRUE, WHEELER, GOSS, ROUCH, LACKEY, REAM, CARTER, KEELY, WAGONER, GOOD, JAMES DAVIS, JAMES TOLERTON, SIMON WHEELER, EDWIN BARKER, C. L. WHITE, DAN AGNEW, P. H. O'BRIEN, HILL & HECTOR, LEVI JENKINS, SHORE & MACKEY, C. SHORE, ROBBINS & HIGGINS, C. HOOVER, L. M. MONTGOMERY, ISAAC HIATT, P. C. DUMBAULD, JAMES MARTIN, ISAAC PUNTIOUS, JOSEPH DEWITT was exempt from paying poll tax, on account physical disability, W. H. GREEN...
MARRIED. On the 12th inst., by E. R. HERMAN, Esq., DAVID E. MILLER and Miss MELISSA GRANGER. All of Fulton Co.
AUDITORIS REPORT of Receipts and Expenditures of Fulton County for the year
ending May 21st, 1870: ... DAN AGNEW, Auditor, F.C. June 1, 1870.
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, June 23, 1870
ANNOUNCEMENT. The business of the Times establishment, being such as to occupy a greater portion of our attention in its management, we have employed J. S. SLICK, Esq., to attend to the editorial duties of the paper during the present campaign. Mr. Slick is a rising lawyer of acknowledged ability... J. C. LOVELAND.
COUNTY ORDERS... County Orders, or Bounty Orders on Fulton County, Ind., bearing date prior to July 1st, 1869, that on July 1st, 1870, the County will cease to pay interest ... W. P. BALL, T.F.C. June 13, 170.
Several cases of assault and battery occurred during the week, but none of the pugilists were dangerously wounded.
The M. E. Social meets at the residence of C. J. STRADLEY...
Mr. JAMES WARE, of Wayne township, boasts of a mare 34 years old.
The boys who committed the recent depredation upon the Post Office at this place, were arrested on Monday night last ... and brought before Esq. HERMAN, for trial. The case was continued until Wednesday morning, when the boys waived an examination, and entered into bonds for their appearance at the August term of the Circuit Court.
Our thanks are due little Miss EFFIE HASSLER, for a present of Ice Cream...
JOHN C. OWENS, the Auctioneer, died at the residence of his brother-in-law,
in this city, on Tuesday evening last.
A post mortem examination disclosed the fact, that death resulted from natural causes. His remains were sent to Peru, for interment.
MASONIC FESTIVAL. The Masonic Fraternity will give a Festival at their New Hall, in Rochester, Ind., on St. John's Day, Friday Evening, June 24th, 1870... entertainment ... tickets can be procured of Misses ELLA WALLACE, ELLA LAWHEAD, MINNIE SHRYOCK and MARIAH CAFFYN ... or at the stores of Lyon & Kendrick, A. K. Plank and at the Wallace House.
Aultman & Taylor Threshers ... For Sale by HATCH & CRABILL... can be
seen in Rochester in a few days ... call at the Ware Room, in the rear of
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, June 30, 1870
The M. E. Social meets at the residence of C. J. STRADLEY...
Messrs. SLATE & JUSTICE will open a One Dollar Store, at the room formerly occupied by Mr. WARNER, in I. W. Holemans building, on Friday July 1st, 1870 ... Call at the sign of the Red Banner.
ANDY JOHNSON went swinging round the circle. The captain with the whiskers went swinging in the lane; but the other day we went swinging in the ingenious contrivance lately invented by Mr. BALDWIN of our city, and enjoyed a delightful ride. We would recommend the young gentlemen of the city to stop swinging on the gates, go and examine this invention, and erecting one of the same kind, swing your partners and be happy.
The reception given last evening by Mr. and Mrs. JAMISON on the occasion of their wooden Wedding was a grand affair indeed. ... numerous and appropriate presents... music... dancing... Five long years have passed and gone since first their vows were plighted...
SELECT SCHOOL... in the Union School Building, Rochester, commencing September next ... E. L. YARLETT, a graduate of Defiance (O.) College ...
ROCHESTER, REAL ESTATE, ACCIDENT and LIFE INSURANCE AGENCY... Office at the
FARMERS' NATIONAL DEPOSIT BANK, West side Main Street, opposite the Court House
Square, just north of F. M. Ashton's Jewelry and Notion Store. WM. ASHTON.
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, July 7, 1870
American Bible Societies' Bibles for sale at Dr. Brown's Book Store, near the Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind... WM. ASHTON, Sectly.
Get your flour of TOM BELL... Everybody goes to TOM BELL'S for Ice Cream... TOM BELL furnishes warm meals at all times ...
We would call attention to the Farm Gate a model of which is on exhibition at the Wallace House ... Town, County and State Rights for sale by B. F. WILSON, who will remain in the city a few days for that purpose.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk during the month of June:
John MILLER to Clemintine BLACKETER, John W. KERCHER to Susan DICKERHOOF, Wm. VALENTINE to Margaret SHUMAN, David E. MILLER to Melissa GRANGER, Geo. WINES to Sarah A. PUTMAN, Sol. D. RIDER to Clara E. SHERBONDY, Zachariah STONER to Rebecca C. FISHER.
ACCIDENT. On Monday last, one DOCK FARNER, a resident of Rochester, aged about 14 years was seriously injured by carelessly handling a revolver. It appears that he and another lad had each a pistol and were enjoying the Fourth by loading and firing as rapidly as possible, when the lock of one of the weapons, by some means, became entangled in the clothes of one of the urchins causing it to discharge, lodging the entire contents (of shot) in young Farner's thigh; some of the shot passing entirely through the fleshy part and others lodging against the bone...
THE MORNING OF THE FOURTH. Filled us with the spirit of Seventy-Six, and so, mounting the train, we started for the town of Argos ... (program) ... (names mentioned): Dr. GOULD, Esq. BENDER of Plymouth, Rev. Mr. WOOD of Argos ... the special train having failed to appear, we concluded to... take our chances on a rickety hand-car which happened to be standing near the depot...
ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL.. arrangements with Prof. C. T. WOOD, for a fall term... in the public school building, to commence August 29th, 1870... I. WALKER, W. STURGEON, N. L. LORD, Trustees. July 7th, 1870.
O'BRIEN'S GRAND CARAVAN... Will exhibit at Rochester, Tuesday, July 19th,...
(Commissioner's Sale) By virtue of an order of the Cass Circuit Court...
valuable railroad lands ... for sale... lying in Fulton County, Ind.
(described)... DANIEL P. BALDWIN, Commissioner. June 25, 170.
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, July 21, 1870
(Sheriff's Sale) M. B. ORR vs WILLIAM STURGEON and MELISSA STURGEON... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. July 13, 1870
Dry Goods and Notions ... Shoes, Gents Hats Caps NeckTies and Paper Collars ... Groceries ... THE STAR STORE ...D. S. GOULD. July 13, 1870.
S. HEFFLEY, Manufacturer of Carriages & Wagons, south of Court House, Wagons on hand. Painting, Repairing etc., done with dispatch. All work Warranted.
A new POST OFFICE BUILDING is being erected on Main Street.
JO. WEIDNER, the model Grocer and Confectioner, will give a free Lunch at 10 a.m., of each day until further notice.
DIED. -HENRY PETERS, of Richland township, aged 60 years, died at his
residence on Saturday last. He leaves a large family. He was buried at Center
School house by the fraternity of Odd Fellows of which he was a member.
-MINOR ALLEY, a resident of Liberty township died at his residence on Sunday evening last. The deceased was 65 years of age and known throughout the county as a man of honesty and integrity. He leaves a family to mourn his loss.
Mr. J. M. BEATTIE is now in our city. He will pay the highest market price for all poultry delivered to him at FRED FROMM'S. Sell to him and get the cash.
During the storm last evening the Flouring Mill of Messrs. WALLACE & CHAPIN was struck by lightning, causing it to take fire, and for a few minutes, creating great excitement. The fire, however, was speedily extinguished, and but little injury was done, beyond the displacing of a few shingles by the shock, and the destruction of a window or two in attempting to check the progress of the consuming element ...
FATAL ACCIDENT. A young man, named PALMER COLLINS, was accidentally killed on Friday evening last. He was engaged in hauling a sawlog from a distant part of the log yard to the track at KEELY & VAN TRUMP'S saw mill. He had loaded the log upon the wagon, and as he had but a short distance to haul it, concluded to dispense with the boom, and trust to careful driving. Seated upon the log, he started the team, and while passing along the side of the hill the log rolled and threw him backwards upon the ground, the wheels of the wagon checking the log and preventing it, for an instant, from falling. The wagon however, was so nearly overturned, that the horses became frightened, and started, thus throwing the log upon his head, crushing the skull and causing instant death. The deceased was a young man, probably 26 years of age, of steady habits, quiet and unasuming in his manner, and respected by all who knew him. He leaves many friends, though but few, if any relatives to mourn his loss.
F. M. ASHTON has engaged the services of Mr. A. G. HOFMAN, one of the finest Watch-makers and Engravers in the State...
Furniture and Upholstery, Burial Cases and Caskets ... Picture frames, all sizes, framed to order. Notice is hereby given that we make UNDERTAKING a specialty. Have a firstclass Hearse and keep the best styles and make of Burial Cases and Caskets ... Leave Night Orders at Shields Store. E. S. BARNES.
BARBER & MOORE, Barbers and Hair Dressers. Particular attention given to Cleaning and Repairing old clothing. The old made new. Satisfaction guaranteed. Angerman Block, Main St., Rochester.
TOM BELL'S Restaurant and Ice Cream Saloon, east side Main st., Rochester, Ind. Keep in stock fresh family Groceries and choice brands of Tobaccos and Cigars.
CHICAGO, CIN. AND LOUISVILLE RAILROAD TIME TABLE ... (shows stops at):
Laporte, Stillwell, Kankakee, Walkerton, Knots, Tyner, Plymouth, Argos,
Railsback, Walnut, Sturgeon, Rochester, Lincoln, Birmingham, Deeds, Eel River,
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Thursday, July 28, 1870
(Commissioner's Sale) MILO R. SMITH, Commissioner, will sell real estate (described)...
S. R. MOON is painting and penciling the new Masonic building. Sid does his work well.
Mrs. EVE APT died at Pleasant Grove a few days since.
Mrs. STICKLES will please receive our thanks for a basket of choice vegetables from her garden...
DIED. -Mrs. HAWKINS, a widow lady, aged 57 years, and a resident of this
place, died at her home on Tuesday morning, of congestive fever. She leaves two
children. Thus is broken up another household.
-On Saturday morning last, Miss HATTIE E. SMITH, was found dead in her bed, at the residence of her brother-in-law in this city. She had been in the hands of a physician for the past two months, who was treating her for consumption. She had come from her home a few miles in the country, to pay a short visit to her sister, the wife of J. INGRAM. On Friday, she was unusually well and visited some of her friends in the city. She retired the evening preceeding her death at a late hour, apparently in better health than she enjoyed since the beginning of her illness. Although she was sleeping within a few feet of Mr. & Mrs. Ingram, they heard no struggle and nothing but her usual cough during the night; nor did they know of her death, until they visited her bedside to call her to the morning meal. Thus another, when least expecting it, has passed over the dark cold river, and gone to live in her other home. In her youth she has been called, and many are left to mourn her loss.
NOTICE. To all those who are indebted to the firm of D. L. BECK & BROS,
we will pay $1.25 per bushel for Wheat, on old Notes and Accounts, delivered at
the mills of LONG & MILLER or WM. WALLACE'S... D. L. BECK & BROS. July
NOTICE TO SCHOOL TEACHERS. Teachers' Examination at Rochester, Ind., the last Saturday of each month. W. H. GREEN, County Examiner.
ROCHESTER BILLIARD HALL. LOY & HAWLEY proprietors, ANGERMAN BLOCK, cast side Main st ... two first-class Tables and a well stocked Bar at this house. The best brands of Wines, Liquors, Ales and Cigars.
S. S. & S. W. TRACY, Butchers and dealers in all kinds of fresh and salt
meats. Shop two doors north of Shields brick building ...
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Saturday, August 13, 1870
(Sheriff's Sale) ANDREW W. CALHOUN vs SMITH BAILEY and MALTSSA BAILEY... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. August 10, 1870.
COURT. ... The first criminal case tried was the State vs STEPHEN OBERMOYER.
This was a case of assault and battery in which JOHN SWARTWOULDT was the
prosecuting witness ... The defendant pleaded not guilty, and a former
conviction... The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
JAMES L. BOOTH, who was held under bonds ... upon a charge of larceny... demanded trial ... The Prosecuting Attorney... discovered at once the emptiness and maliciousness of the charge ... entered a nolle proseque.
State vs THOMAS MOGLE ... a prosecution for the obstruction of a public highway... pleaded not guilty... the Jury returned a verdict of "not guilty." Mr. ESSICK, the Radical candidate for Circuit Prosecutor is renowned for bringing suits without foundation. The case of State vs ZIMPLENIAN et al was dismissed on account of a defect in affidavit.
SPECIAL NOTICE. In order to connect with the mails and thereby accommodate our patrons, we have changed the publication day of the TIMES to Saturday afternoon.
EMRICK makes good cigars over Lyon & Kendricks store.
M. M. REX is building a new dwelling house on the corner of Madison and High streets.
WILLIAM ASHTON and WM. STURGEON were the representatives of Fulton county at the RAILROAD MEETING in Huntington.
ACCIDENT. Mr. THOMAS WILSON, a well known resident of Union township, met
with a serious if not a fatal accident on Tuesday last, while riding his horse
over a delapidated bridge. It seems that a plank was misplaced and the horse
fell through, and in his plunges to release himself Mr. Wilson was thrown over
his head striking the hard ground beyond with great force. When found he was in
an unconscious state and for some time supposed to be dead. Time however
somewhat revived him, and at last accounts he was some better, but by no means
out of danger.
MARRIED. By E. KIRTLAND, Esq., at his residence, on the 8th inst., Mr. PHILLIP L. WYNANT and Miss ELIZABETH C. KUHN.
DIED. At the residence of his parents in Rochester, on Wednesday morning the 10th inst., CHARLIE, son of Mr. and Mrs. DAN. AGNEW, aged 18 months ....
WM. ASHTON, Esq., formerly of this place has opened a "Farmers' National
Deposit Bank," in Rochester, Ind., where he has resided for the past year.
He is a prompt and accurate business man, always reliable and will make an
excellent Banker. We hope he may do Well. Allen County (Ohio) Democrat.
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Saturday, August 27, 1870
SENATORIAL CONVENTION. The Democracy of the Senatorial District, composed of
the counties of Cass and Fulton, met in convention at Fulton, Saturday, August
20tli, 1870 for the purpose of nominating a candidate for State Senator...
(names mentioned): RUFUS MAGEE, G. W. BLAKEMORE, Esq., WM. STURGEON, Esq., JACOB
SLICK, BLISS, AGNEW, PAUL TABER,
C. W. ANDERSON, A. J. SUTTON, C. B. LASSELLE, LOUIS FEDER,
H. B. JAMISON... On motion the nomination of Mr. (C. B.)
LASSELLE was declared unanimous ...
At a railroad meeting held at Rochester, Ind., on the 18th inst., the Ceii-na, Huntington @ Chicago Railroad was organized, and thirteen directors elected. This is an extension of the Baltimore, Pittsburgh & Continental Railroad. If built the road will be in the interest of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, securing a Chicago connection, and will probably pass through this county between Pittsburgh and Great Eastern roads. - Laporte Argus.
(Sheriff's Sale) J. F. WICKERSHAM vs SUSAN GRIFFIN...
real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Aug. 24, 170. ESSICK & CONNER, Plffs Attys.
(Sheriff's Sale) DANIEL D. PRATT vs ELMIRA M. WALLACE and ROBERT WALLACE ... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Aug. 24, '70.
JOHN WALMER, Boot and Shoe Maker, Rochester, Ind. All kinds of work in his line done in the best manner and with dispatch. Give him a call. Shop one door south of Drs. Hill & Hector's office.
SELECT SCHOOL. Miss J. E. HILTON will re-open a Select School, August 29th, 1870, in the Odd Fellows Hall ...
The Stave Factory of CLARKE & WEAVER is doing a flourishing business.
Mr. S. T. HIGGINS an old and prominent citizen of Peru died in that place on
the 19th inst.
Mr. O. A. KEYS, a merchant from Lima, Ohio, has rented the north room in the Masonic building and will open out a full line of DRY GOODS in a few days.
A young man named FRANK DAVENPORT, of Peru, fell from the Court House tower of that city, on Monday last and was almost instantly killed.
Prof. WOOD has returned from his visit to friends in New England, looking the picture of health and good nature.
Miss LIZZIE GREEN has charge of the Primary Department of the Rochester Graded School under the management of Prof. WOOD. Miss Green is spoken of as a competent teacher. With Mr. MOON as assistant the Rochester High School will prove a success.
The STAVE FACTORY being erected by Messrs. CLARKE WEAVER, near the C. C. & L. Railroad Depot is nearly completed. The works are already in operation and vast quantities of Staves are being turned off daily. The Messrs. Clarke & Weaver purpose [sic] manufacturing cooperage material generally, and when fully under way they will be prepared to turn off 1000 barrels per day, giving employment to about 20 persons....
A bit of a row occurred on board the excursion train returning from Plymouth
Thursday evening, in which tumblers clubs and knives were brought into lively
requisition. The fight took place in the baggage car, and was waged between a
party of Argos "bummers" and some of our Rochester boys. Conductor
RUSSELL appeared on the scene of action as soon as possible, and put an end to
the fracas by pitching several of the beligerants out of the car...
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Saturday, September 3, 1870
On Saturday last the Republicans of Henry township nominated ALFRED SHEETS for Trustee ...
L. HEILBRUN, Main Street, Opp. Court House, Rochester, Ind... GROCERIES, BOOTS & SHOES, HATS & CAPS, WILLOW-WARE, PURE WINES & LIQUORS...
FULTON COUNTY SABBATH SCHOOL UNION. Rochester, Ind. Aug. 29, 1870... for the purpose of organizing ... (names mentioned): Rev. WM. McKINSEY, JOHN ALLEN, Rev. T. C. STRINGER, LEVI MERCER, DAVID McCAUGHEY, Rev. N. L. LORD, J. L. CLOUSE, THOS. NEWHOUSE, Rev. W. PATTINSON, M. MILLER, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, SILAS FERRY, JNO. LEITER, A. F. BACHELOR, Rev. JOHN McGRAW, AARON ROUCH, Rev. A. V. HOUSE ...
KEITH & CALKINS have dissolved partnership.
S. KOCH has removed his stock of Jewelry &c to Kirtland's Book Store.
Mr. MATTHEWS formerly employed in the store of Mr. KOCH, will carry on the Repairing business ... at the Book store of E. Kirtland...
LAUER & DEICHMAN have taken possession of the north room in the MASONIC BUILDING...
DEL WARD has sold his LIVERY STABLE and Stock to WILLIAM DAVIDSON, who on Wednesday last went to Chicago to purchase a full supply of new buggies...
Our fellow-townsmen Messrs. G. W. and H. A. LYON, have located themselves at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they are engaged in the Hat and Cap, Boot and Shoe trade at wholesale ...
MOVED TO INDIANA. On yesterday Mr. O. A. KEYS, who purchased the stock of dry goods of LEWIS & HADSELL, shipped the same to Rochester, Ind., where he will open a dry goods establishment, and make his future home. He was a good citizen, whom we regret to lose. - Democrat, Lima (O.), Aug. 24.
DIED. -The wife of Mr. STEPHEN CARPENTER died at her home in Rochester on
Friday evening, Aug. 26th. Mr. Carpenter emigrated last Spring from Ohio, and
settled at this place. He commenced the practice of law as the partner of K. G.
SHRYOCK. He has met with a sad misfortune in the loss of his wife, and one which
will perhaps drive him from our community. The remains of Mrs. Carpenter were
taken to Ohio for interment. The unfortunate and bereaved husband has our most
heartfelt sympathy as well as that of a large circle of acquaintances.
-On Saturday Aug. 27th, ELMER, infant son of GEO. and ELIZABETH GLAZE.
-On Monday Aug. 27th, Mrs. JULIA HARTLEY, at the residence of WM. NEFF. She was an aged lady.
-On Tuesday Aug. 30th, the infant son of JOHN W. RANNELLS.
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES Saturday, September 17, 1870
DIED. -At 9 oclock A.M. on Wednesday last, CHRISTOPHER WAGONER, a popular and
respected citizen of this county, died at his residence one and a half miles
east of town. The deceased had an extensive acquaintance, a large circle of
personal friends, and but few if any enemies. He was a member of the Masonic
Fraternity, and also of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. At the age of 48
years, he was called to leave a wife and five children, together with a
multitude of warm hearted friends to mourn his loss.
-Also, on Thursday last, at her residence a few miles south of town, Mrs. WILLIAM LACKEY, aged about 30 years, and daughter of the late Judge MILLER. Though we had no personal acquaintance with the deceased, we tender to her sad hearted friends, our earnest sympathy in their bereavement.
-Also, on last Wednesday night, at his home in this place, JACOB BARRETT, aged 66 years. The gray haired father has gone to rest.
-Also, on the same evening, the infant child of DAVID EDWARDS.
-Also, on Tuesday, Sept. 13th., a young lady of Wayne Township, whose name we did not learn, of congestion of the brain. She was apparently in the best of health only four hours before her death ...
(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES GAINER(?) vs WM(?) STURGEON... real estate (described)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. ESSICK & CONNER, Attys for plff. Sept. 16, '70.
(Sheriff's Sale) ANN M. QUIVEY vs CHARLES CRIM(?) ... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. C. H. REEVE, Atty for plff. Sept. 9th, 1870.
There were no services at either of our Churches on Sunday last. A thing it is said, which has not occurred for years before.
A new MAIL ROUTE is to be established shortly between this city and PLEASANT GROVE, in the western part of the county.
THE RAILROAD. At the time of going to press the survey of the proposed line
of the Baltimore and Ohio road is finished. Mr. DeCOURSEY, Chief Engineer on the
Western end of the route from Chicago to Huntington reports that from the former
city to Eel River there could be no better line. The Chief Engineer upon the
Eastern end, Mr. PAUL, was expected to meet DeCoursey at Huntington on Thursday
and Friday last... The people of Rochester and Fulton Co. generally are alive to
the work and have reason to be proud of their representative. We copy the
following from the Kenton (O.) Republican.
Among the many active men in Indiana who are laboring to carry the proposed railroad through that State toward Chicago, is Mr. WILLIAM ASHTON, of Rochester, formerly of this place ...
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore
existing between SAMUEL W. & SAMUEL S. TRACY, in the business of Butchering
and selling meat is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The accounts of the
firm are left in the hands of H. B. JAMISON, Esq., for collection... Sept. 10,
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Saturday, October 1, 1870
DEMOCRATIC MEETINGS. Dr. A. H. ROBBINS will speak at Bloomingsburg; Akron;
Green Oak. ...
WILLIAM STURGEON will speak at Mohler's School House, Aubbeenaubbee Tp; Goss School House, Liberty Township and Johnson's School House, Richland Township...
H. B. JAMISON will speak at Pleasant Grove and Center School House, Newcastle Township...
J. S. SLICK will speak at Fulton, Lough's School House, Union Tp; Bruces Lake; Bowman's School House, Wayne Tp ...
Many emigrant wagons are passing through our place on their way we know not whither.
Our thanks are due to Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK for three beautiful peaches. They
were below the medium size and very rotten.
TOWNSHIP MEETING. ... the Democracy of Wayne Township met in convention, on Saturday, September 24, 1870 ... (names mentioned): R. T. BEATTIE, S. W. JULIAN... The following nominations were made: Trustee, DAVID McCAUGHEY, Assessor, THOMAS WHALEN, Jr., Tustice of the Peace, WM. R. FREEL, Constables, ISAAC RANS, HORRACE COMMONS and WILLIAM TIIARP.
(Administrator's Notice) MICHAEL SENOTT appointed Administrator of the estate of PIERCE SENOTT, late of Fulton county, deceased.
AUCTION! ... Having determined to retire from trade, we will sell at
Auction... LYON & KENDRICK.
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Saturday, October 29, 1870
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the partners in the practice of medicine heretofore existing between the undersigned is this day dissolved by mutual consent ... A. H. ROBBINS, C. B. HIGGINS. Rochester, Ind. October 15, 1870.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... the front room of the two story frame building situated on Main street, on the east end of the north half of the north half of lot number fifty-two old plat ... JOHN EDWARDS. Oct. 21st, 1870.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... the front room of the one-story frame building situated on the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-one old plat... situated on Main street... ANDREW J. EDWARDS. October 17, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) BENJAMIN CARPENTER vs ANDREW PUNTIOUS real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. E. STURGEON, Plffs atty. October 28, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) ANN M. QUIVEY vs WILLIAM M. PLOUGH... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. C. H. REEVE, Atty for plff. October 28tli, 1870.
(Sheriff's Sale) PETER SANNS vs FRANCIS A. PECK, ELIAS PECK, et al ... real estate (described) ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. Oct. 28th, 1870.
Rochester is cursed with idlers and street loafers.
DIED. W. H. HAMLET, a resident of Newcastle tp., died on Monday, Oct. 25th, at the age of 57 years.
GEORGE BURNS has proven himself a number one Auctioneer. Go to Lyon & Kendrick's and hear him.
The Stave Factory under the management of CLARK & WEAVER, is doing a thriving business. Although it has been but a few months since this enterprising firm first contemplated the location of their Factory here, buildings have been constructed with the greatest rapidity, while sheds and out houses have sprung up almost spontaneously. The Factory now employs twenty hands, and is in operation both day and night ... intends... manufacture of shingles.
FOR SALE. One-third interest in a valuable mill property. The undersigned
offers to sell his one-third interest in the HOOVER & RUSSELL SAW MILL,
situated 2-1/2 miles southeast of Rochester, Ind.... I offer my one-third
interest for $700...
H. F. HOOVER. Oct. 8th, 1870.
(Notice of Petition) ... vacating... alley in Robbins & Harter's addition to said town of Rochester, commencing between Lots 366 and 368 ... at the Mill Race lands owned by JAMES T. LONG and ELISHA MILLER, and from thence running south through said addition to the lands owned by C. C. & L. R.R. Company. FREEMAN GILLMAN. Oct. 28, 1870.
D. L. BECK & BROS Dealers in Heavy & Shelf HARDWARE ... Stoves ...
Tin-Ware, Cutlery, Nails, Iron and Steel... We also deal largely in AGRICULTURAL
IMPLEMENTS... Store on west side of Main Street, nearly opposite Wallace House,
Rochester. Oct. 8, 1870.
ROCHESTER CITY TIMES - Saturday, November 12, 1870
DIED. ARNOLD POLING, an old and much respected citizen of Union Township died on Thursday of last week.
Our young friend, J. C. JILSON, has gone to Plymouth where he fills the position of freight agent and operator.
ENTERTAINMENT. The AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY purpose [sic] presenting "Our American Cousin" to the public of Rochester at the Odd Fellows Hall, on Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 18th and 19th. Proceeds for the benefit of the Sabbath Schools.
RAILROAD. A well attended and enthusiastic meeting was held on Thursday of last week at Kenton, Ohio, for the purpose of consolidating the Ohio and Indiana divisions of the Baltimore Road... unbroken line to the city of Chicago... Our worthy townsmen, Messrs. ASHTON and STURGEON were present ...
REMOVAL! A. K. PLANK, Has removed his stock of DRUGS to Lyon & Kedrick's old stand, south Room of the MAMMOTH BUILDING, Rochester., Indiana...
(Application for License) to sell liquor in Rochester Lot 77 new plat, west side of Main St ... GEORGE W. SCOTT. Nov. 14, '70.
FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
THE ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Weekly, Saturday, December 17, 1870
A. H. METCALF, Editor.
E. S. BARNES, Dealer in Furniture and Upholstery, Burial Cases & Caskets, Picture Frames, Undertaking. Rochester, Ind... Leave night orders at Shields' store.
The Rochester GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE ... JOSEPH WEIDNER.
(Non-Residents Notice) ANNA WENTS vs PETER WENTS, by J. S. SLICK, Plfs atty. December 12, 1870.
(Administrator's Notice) JOHNSON McCLtJRE appointed administrator of the estate of ROSANNA McCLURE, late of Fulton county, deceased. JAMISON & CALKINS, Attys.
(Slieriff's Sale) BENJAMIN S. LYON vs JAMES T. LONG. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. ESSICK & CONNER, plff's atty.
(Sheriff's Sale) L. M. DOWNEY vs JAMES MOORE. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. H. B. JAMISON, Plff's atty.
(Sheriff's Sale) SARAH A. MANN vs WILLIAM STURGEON et al. L. M. MONTGOMERY. E. KIRTLAND, Plff's atty.
(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE M. SARGENT vs EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY.
L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. H. B. JAMISON, plff's atty.
(Non-Resident Notice) SHIN-GO-QUAH GODFREY and another vs JOHN W. MILLER, et al. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. JOHN U. PETTIT, SHERK & UNDERHILL, plf's atty.
(Shcriff's Sale) WILLIAM P. BALL vs WILLIAM STURGEON. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. H. B. JAMISON, plff's atty.
(Sheriff's Sale) ELIZABETH M. RANNELS vs JOSEPH COLLINS. L. M. MONTGOMERY,
(Sheriff's Sale) CHARLES H. REEVE vs EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. C. H. Reeve, plff's atty.
(Sheriff's Sale) ALEXANDER HUSTIS and MONTGOMERY HAMILTON vs JOSIAH MERLEY. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. H .B. JAMISON, plff's atty.
(Administrator's Notice) WILLIAM CROSSGROVE appointed administrator of the estate of FREDRICK SHAFFER, late of Fulton county, deceased.
(Administrator's Sale) ... WILLIAM CROSSGROVE, Admr., will sell personal property not taken by the widow at the late residence of the decedent, FREDRICK SHAFFER, in Union Tp.
DIED. Three deaths have occurred in Rochester this week. After a diligent inquiry we learn the names of the persons to be LEWIS BAILEY, WALLACE TRUE and CHANCEY TRUE, all old residents of this county.
The SENTINEL OFFICE has been moved and is now permanently located in the north room, second floor of the MASONIC BUILDING, where any one who wishes it can secure a copy of The Sentinel. Please call.
A horse belonging to THEODORE ICE, a drayman of this place, passed from this world into horse heaven last Wednesday night. This is not a $6000 loss to Mr. Ice, but it was his means of gaining an honest livelihood, and we shall see whether our more wealthy citizens will be willing to aid him in getting another horse.
The following persons were selected on Monday last, to serve as jurors at the January term of the Fulton common pleas court. ... : MARTIN CATON, JOHN H. TONER, HIRAM WAGONER, SILAS B. ALLEN, A. C. SHEPHERD, YOUNG RALSTIN, MARK BOWEN, JACOB W. HISEY, WM. ANDERSON, MARTIN STURGEON, PETER MEREDITH and DANIEL WHITTENBERGER.
ACCIDENT. An accident resulting in the death of LEVI LIGHTCAP, at North Judson, Starke county. It seems that HENRY, who is the son of Levi, got into a difficulty with a man named BROWN. Henry drew a revolver, which was immediately taken from him by Mr. HOFFACKER, and Levi attempted to take it from Hoffacker. In the scuffle, the revolver was discharged the ball entering the body of Mr. L. inflicting a wound which caused almost instant death.
COMMISSIONERS COURT... liquor licenses were granted to JOHN A. EDWARDS, A. J. EDWARDS and AUGUSTINE MEICH... (names mentioned): WM. MASTELLAR, WM. McMAHAN, ELI SMITH, JOHN PENCE, WM. CROSSGROVE, WM. BENNETT, JACOB OVERMIRE, JOHN MYERS, GOSS, ROUCH, GREGORY, LINDLEY MOORE, KYRAN WALSH, JOHN P. BARNHART, JOHN W. BLACK, JOHN GORDON, C. S. BOOTS, FREEMAN GILLMAN... The commissioners agreed to meet at the court house on Wednesday the 14th inst., and from there proceed to examine different farms with a view to purchasing one for a POOR ASYLUM.
MARRIAGE LICENSES granted by the Clerk during November, 1870: W. M. MILLER to Catharine MEHLING, Henry CALHOUN to Jemima GRAHAM, Jehiel A. COOK to Agnes L. ANDERSON, Lyman P. HATCH to Rebecca A. CALLOWAY, Levi YOUNG to Melissa LISTER, John KELLER to Mary J. THOMPSON, Jas. ALSPACH to Adaline PONTIUS, Angus BROWN to Lucy SHAFFER, John A. BRAMEN and Jenetta BARTON.
Holiday Presents! ... FEDER & SILBERBERG.
CHES. CHAMBERLAIN will have some fine Baltimore Oysters for the Holidays.
Picture Frames and Albums for the holidays ... KIRTLANDIS BOOK STORE.
Fancy china ware at ASHTONIS BAZAR.
Positively the best place in town to buy your Toys is at J. W. WILDER'S BAKERY.
... we wish all those that are indebted to us to call and settle their accounts... D. L. BECK & BRO'S.
Ricker's cornsheller ... Call at WILDER'S BAKERY and see it work. Mr. A. T. WILDER will visit the farmers with a machine.
H. B. JAMISON & E. CALKINS, Attorneys at Law. Office opposite Court House, in Holmes & Miller Building.
WM. HILL & C. HECTOR, Physicians and Surgeons. Office in Dr. Hill's new building.
J. F. SHOWECKER, Surgeon Dentist, office in Rochester, in the old CONTINENTAL HOUSE, up stairs in the south room.
FROMM & ROBBINS, Dealers in Boots and Shoes, north room of FROMM'S BUILDING, Rochester, Indiana.
V. ZIMMERMAN, Fashionable BOOT & SHOE Manufacturer, Rochester, Ind. Pegged and Sewed Work made to order. All sizes of Coarse and Fine Boots, of home manufacture, kept constantly on hand.
M. DANZIGER, Druggist and dealer of Pure Wines and Liquors for medicine purposes, Oils and Paints, also choice brands of tobacco and Cigars. Rochester, Ind. south of the M.E. Church.
J. GERSON, Merchant Tailor and dealer in Gents Furnishing Goods, Gentlemens
suits made to order after the latest fashions guaranteed to fit. Rochester, Ind.
CITY BAKERY AND RESTAURANT. A full line of Groceries and Confectionery. I aim to please all. J. W. WILDER. Rochester, north end of town.
E. R. HERMAN, Attorney at Law, Rochester, Ind. Office 2d floor over Jesse SHIELD'S Dry Goods store.
Dr. ANGUS BROWN, Homeopathic Physician ... Office in the Book Store one door south of the Central House, Rochester, Ind.
M. M. REX, Surgeon Dentist, Rochester, Ind., is prepared to do rubber work as
well as other kinds of work in his line, in a super manner. Full sets of teeth
on American red rubber from $20 to $40. The same on English rubber from $30 to
$45. He is also agent for pianos, melodians and organs. Office over the Book
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, December 24, 1870
The ROCHESTER CITY TIMES having been purchased by PLATT McDONALD & CO., the firm issued the first number of the ROCHESTER SENTINEL (under which title it will hereafter be known) last Saturday. The paper has been enlarged and improved. - Indianapolis Sentinel.
The Rochester City Times has become the property of PLATT McDONALD & CO., has been re-christened, enlarged and improved generally. The paper is now called the Rochester Sentinel. Mr. McDonald is also one of the owners of the Plymouth Democrat. He is an able and graceful writer, and a thoroughly competent newspaper manager. The paper will be under the supervision of Mr. A. T. METCALF. - Huntington Democrat.
The BARBERS of this place have given notice that no more shaving or hair-dressing will be done by them on SUNDAY.
THEODORE ICE, the drayman who lost his horse last week, has been placed in possession of another by the liberality of our citizens. He is quite thankful for this assistance.
We hear it rumored that the ROCHESTER DRAMATIC SOCIETY will give an entertainment at Odd Fellows Hall this evening, and another on New Year's Eve. Proceeds for the benefit of Sunday Schools.
SARAH HAINBAUGH, aged 18, a niece of Mrs. A. J. HOLMES, died very suddenly in this place on Friday of last week. She was visiting her aunt and was in her usual health until the morning of the day on which she died, when she was taken with a congestive fit.
The attention of advertisers is again called to the fact that we have made no arrangement with the former proprietor of this office to publish any advertisements whatever. If any have paid Mr. LOVELAND for more than six months, he requests us to say that they must call on him for a settlement ...
An entertainment will be given at the M. E. Church, by the "little folks," Wednesday evening, Dec. 28, 1870 ... proceeds for the benefit of the Sabbath School ... ED. F. CHINN, FRANCIS R. GOULD, CHAS. E. NEWHOUSE, Managers,
All the daily papers, weekly papers and monthlies at BROWNIS BOOK STORE.
Watch repairing done in a workmanlike manner at C. L. MATTHEWS, one door south of the Central House ...
Any person wishing day board will do well to call on COLLINS & BARRETT, first door south of D. S. GOULD.
Holiday gifts, albums, toys, everyting at Dr. BROWNIS BOOK STORE.
Mr. JAMES WIER brought to this market on Monday last, eight fat hogs which averaged three hundred and twenty pounds each.
MILO R. SMITH, Recorder of Fulton county, writer of deeds, mortgages and real
estate agent. Business entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.
Office in the Court House.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, December 31, 1870
WARSAW. The union gives an account of an attempt at suicide in that county. AMOS HODLEY tried to cut his throat, partially succeeding; he says he will try again if he gets well, and his doctor says he will recover...
PLYMOUTH. The Republican of last week contained the following: ... GEORGE
JONES died near Tyner City, in this county, on Wednesday night of last week. He
went to bed in the evening not feeling quite as well as usual. At ten oclock his
son got up to put some wood on the fire, and discovered that the father was
seriously ill; at midnight he died. The deceased was "much married,"
having but a short time before his death been jilted by his eighth wife, who
managed to get all the property into her own hands, and then took her departure
with a man she liked better...
S. HIGBY was thrown from his buggy, and thereby had one arm dislocated; the broken limb was set, broken again and four men required to re-set it.
THOMAS MILTON THOMPSON, aged about 35 years, committed suicide at Plymouth last Thursday. He was of intemperate habits, and had been drinking very hard for some time previous. On Wednesday evening he put arsenic into a glass of beer and drank it; he then ordered a dish of oysters, and put some arsenic into the soup, and ate it. He was taken sick shortly after, and died on Thursday morning at 9 oclock. The deceased was the oldest son of JAMES THOMPSON, well known in that county, and has spent several years in California. He leaves a wife and four children.
(Administrator's Notice) GEO. PERSCHBAUGHER appointed Administrator of the
estate of JEREMIAH WHALEY, late of Fulton county, deceased. J. S. SI,ICK, Atty.
A. L. GOODRICH, at his shop on the Akron road, near the Depot, will supply the people with barrels and casks of every kind. Custom work done promptly. Highest market price in cash paid for timber and poles. All work warranted. Custom respectfully solicited.
C. H. REEVE & E. STURGEON, Attorneys at Law... at their hew office on the second floor of Shields' new brick building...
(Non-Resident Notice) JAMES TOLERTON vs FRANCES A. PECK and ELIAS PECK. ENOCH STURGEON plffs atty. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Administrator's Sale) GEORGE PERCHBAUGHER, Admr. of the estate of JEREMIAH WHALEY, deceased, will sell personal property at the late residence of the decedent in Newcastle township, Fulton county, Indiana...
(Slieriff's Sale) WILLIAM P. BALL vs WILLIAM STURGEON. H. B. JAMISON, piffs atty. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
The report of the recent census shows the population of Rochester to be 1,526, and of Fulton county, 12,717.
S. HEFFLEY is out with a bran new cutter of his own manufacture ...
.:. The oyster supper at Odd Fellows hall on Wednesday evening was a decided success ... The string band, under the management of Messrs. COPELAND and McDONALD, contributed largely to the success ... W. PATTINSON, Pastor.
"Daddy" SCOTT surprised us by a call last week ... Mr. Scott is an old printer, and was a workman in the first printing office established in Rochester, which office he tells us was moved to Plymouth... turned his attention to agricultural pursuits in Kentucky... now on his way to Indianapolis ... we sincerely hope he may pass the remainder of his days in peace and plenty.
MARRIED. On Tuesday morning, 27th inst., by Rev. W. PATTINSON, at the residence of the bride, Mr. JAMES W. MACKEY and Miss LEVINAH J. SINKS.
DIED. -Dec. 20, 1870, at Rochester, Ind., Mrs. ELIZABETH DAVIS, consort of
JAMES DAVIS, Esq.
The loss of Mrs. Davis was keenly felt by a numerous circle of friends to whom she had endeared herself during an acquaintance extending over a period of more than 35 years. Mrs. Davis with her husband removed from Knox county, Ohio, to this county in 1827. For nearly thirty years she continued to reside near Perrysburg, until in 1866, she removed to Rochester where she resided up to the time of her death. She leaves surviving her nine children, among the number of whom are some of the best and most prominent citizens of our county. Mrs. Davis had lived in this county long enough to see the forests cleared up, the soil cultivated and the county of Fulton changed from a wilderness to its present condition. Nobly and well has she done her part in bringing about this result. At the age of 62 years, surrounded by her family and friends ... she passed away...
-Dec. 15, 1870, ROSA MAY SURGUY, aged 3 years 5 mos and 15 days.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, January 7, 1871
MARRIAGE LICENSES granted by the Clerk: Asa MAXEY and Mary APPLEGATE, John FARNER and Elvinah BAKER, Jno. F. SMITH and Elizabeth ALLEN, Jas. R. REED and Selinah BARKER, Jos. C. TUTTLE and Harriet DOLPH, Wm. FLETCHER and Maria REYNOLDS, Isaac J. MEREDITH and Cynthia AMES, Geo. HUBBARD and Sarah ROACH, Jas. MACKEY and Levinah SINKS, Jas. SMITH and Jane WALKER.
Plymouth. JACOB BEAZEL, aged 60, died on Monday of last week.
MARRIED. Dec. 29, 1870 by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at the parsonage, Mr. A. J.
COLLINS and Miss ELLA CALLAWAY.
The above notice should have appeared last week, but was accidentally omitted. Since neither of the parties has applied for a divorce, we presume a notice of the event which made two souls happy is still in time.
DAY BOARD AND LUNCH, F. J. COLLINS, one door north of D. S. GOULD, will furnish warm meal or good lunch at iny hour. A full stock of candies, spices, flavoring, extracts, excellent tobaccos, etc. Country produce bought and sold.
First Class Insurance, DOWNEY & JONES... Office up stairs in HOLMES & MILLER BUILDING, opposite the Court House, Rochester, Ind.
M. A. O. PACKARD & J. S. SLICK, Attorney at Law, Rochester, Ind. office,
Main street, opposite D. S. Gould's Store...
FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, January 7, 1870
(Non-Resident Notice) MARY A. DRAKE Vs JAMES P. DRAKE, by E. STURGEON, atty... 30th day of December, 1869. VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
(Non-Resident Notice) ANDREW CALHOUN vs JOSHUA LEWALLEN, SMITH BAILEY and MELISSA P. BAILEY, by KEITH & CALKINS, attorneys ... 5th day of January, 1870. VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
Our friend, HIRAM LYON, Esq., is the proud father of a bouncing boy, born a day or two ago.
DIED. Mrs. GEORGE DAVENPORT, a young and most estimable lady, died in this place Friday night last. Her remains were conveyed in a special train to Peru for interment.
RECOVERED. A letter from Captain TROUTMAN informs us that Mr. WALTERS, who was so badly injured by the rebound of a sapling,... has measurably recovered and is now doing well, under the skillful treatment of Dr. JACKSON, of Pleasant Grove...
ALL RIGHT. Mr. MARION ERNSPERGER, whom we reported last week as having been bitten by a dog which was probably mad, has returned from Delphi, where he went to have the madstone applied to the wound...
AUCTION IN ANGERMANIS BUILDING, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. FEDER & SLIBERBERG will close out at auction all that is left of the stock of the Dollar Store ...
Mr. JACOB BECK has established a Grocery Store at his residence, on the road to the depot ... CHES. CHAMBERLAIN has ... our thanks for a can of oysters... Mrs. SAMUEL BRICKEL is entitled to our thanks for... peaches ...
LIST OF LETTERS in the Post Office at Rochester, for the month ending
December 31st 1869:
ADAMS, H. ALLEN, CALVIN. ADAMS, NORMAN. ALLEN, JENNIE, Miss. APT, PETER. ANDERSON, C. F. BOWMIN, P. A. BLUE, PETER, BROWN, ANDREW M. BULL, WM. S. BROWN, D. BROWN, WM. BRIGHT, GEO. H. BROWN, JAMES, BLESHER, JOSEPH, BROWN, J. T. BOROMAN, HUGH. BOOTS, EMMA, Miss. BRINEY, SAMUEL. BUSH, WM. COUGH, DAVID. COB, SUSAN. COLVER, ISAAC. CUIRE, M. CLARK, NATHAN. DAVIS, JAMES. DAVIS, Mrs. FRAY, ABRAM. FRAY, S. W. FOORE, DAVID. FALKNOR, REBECCA. FLETCHER, W. FRIETER, MARY. FREY, MARY. GROVES, OSKER. GUSTIN, B. F. GREGORY, R. P. HICKEY, THOMAS. HELOM, MOLLIE, Miss. HANEY, HARRY. HALTERMAN,
JACOB. HARDMAN, MARY A. JESSEL, E. A. JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER. KENEDY, EMI. KELLER, ANDREW. KREIDER, WILLIAM. KREWMER, ANDREW. KALES, JOHN. KEEL, THOMAS. LARMER, S. P., Dr. LESELY, GEORGE. MARTIN, SALLIE. MECK, SAMUEL D. McDONNAL, DANIEL. MILLER, LIB. MARKEL, GIDEON. MILLS, ADAMSON. MONTGOMERY, WM. ORAM, FRANK. PETERSON, FRED. PHETY, JOSEPH. ROUSE, R. R. RICHEY, JESSE L. SCHOONER, GEORGE. STUDEBAKER, MOLLIE. STIFFEE, HARRIET. STAIR, FREDERICK. SMITH, SIDNEY. SCOTT, ELIZABETH. THOMPSON, A. N. WEERICH, WILLIAM. WRIGHT, WM. WATKINS, A. M. WHIT, ADELINE. WALTERS, SALLIE, WALKER, SUSY. WOLF, A. WAGONER, MARRIED. WHEELER, ROBERT. WARNER, L. D. WARREN, S. JANE. WINGERT, H.
(Non-Resident Notice) JANE HARPER vs WILLIAM HARPER, LUCETTA SWOLLA and SWOLLA, her husband, WILLIAM COOK, SERENA COOK, SARAH COOK, ELIZABETH M. BROMFIELD, NANCY M. VANDEGRIFF and GIBBS VANDEGRIFF, by M. L. ESSICK, attorney... this 3d day of January, 1870. VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
TOWN LOTS FOR SALE... in Bozarth & Shryock Addition to the Town of
Rochester... Enquire of DANIEL JONES, of Rochester, or the owner, Mrs. L. E.
STANLEY, Wabash, Ind.
ROCHESTER UN-TON SPY - Friday, January 14, 1870
Letter to the Editor. A ROCHESTER BOY IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY--- HIS IMPRESSIONS OF LIFE ON THE FRONTIER --FRANK SHRYOCK... Ponea Agency, D.T., Jan. 4, 1870. Editor, Union Spy -- Dear Sir: It has been some time since I left Indiana for my new home in the West... (lengthy details) ... I have taken a claim one half mile from the Missouri River and 23 miles north of the capitol... in Bonhomme county... The only person I have seen from Rochester during my stay here is SCOTT RANNELLS. He was here but a short time, got disgusted with the country and left for home ... Yours, J. F. SHRYOCK.
Col. SHRYOCK has removed his office to the upper room of SERGENT'S BRICK BUILDING. The Colonel is now devoting his exclusive attention to the law.
NETTIE MYERS, an orphan child who was maintained by the Masonic fraternity of this place, died at the residence of Mrs. KITT, last Wednesday.
MARRIED. - At the residence of ENOCH STURGEON, on the 13th inst., by Esquire
E. KIRTLAND, Mr. BENJAMIN HAY and Miss FLORA AULT.
-On the 12th inst., at the bride's residence in Rochester, Mr. WM. REESE and Mrs. A. CHAMBERLAIN.
NEW HALL - GRAND OPENING. The Odd Fellows have fitted up the lower room of the building owned by them, and it is now a comfortable and commodious exhibition hall ... Tomorrow night the hall will be opened to the public by the FANNIE HERNANDEZ JUVENILES ... The Juveniles visit Argos tonight, and contemplate early visits to Akron, Pleasant Grove, Plymouth, Peru, Logansport and other neighboring towns ...
DIED. January 7, 1870, in Rochester, MARY, daughter of GEO. W. and NANCY E.
BURNS, aged five years.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, January 21, 1870
Letter to the Editor. ... (concerning PLYMOUTH AND KANKAKEE RAILROAD... and relating the interest of Plymouth in getting an east-west railroad) ... WM. ASHTON.
The WALLACE HOUSE has a new OMNIBUS, so there are now two of these vehicles in Rochester.
ROCHESTER RATS. Rochester could well afford to offer a handsome bounty on rat tails. Many of the older buildings of town swarm with vermin...
MILLARK SCHOOL REPORT... Roll of Honor: Nancy THOMPSON, Eliza JOHNSON, Julia WIKLE, Florence CONNER, Isabell CRABILL, Evy SLUSSER, Alice THOMPSON, Martha JOHNSON, Emma B. HOOVER, E. M. CALLOWAY, F. P. HOOVER, George WIKLE, James SOURS, Benj. RUNKLE, Wm. BRINEY, Oscar JOHNSON, L. M. LOVE, Rinaldo TRUE, Edward MILLER, Jacob SHINDLER, J. H. WIKLE, Alvin SHROUFE, Alice SLUSSER, Beil SLUSSER, Sarah SHINDLER, Susannah BAKER, Jane SOURS, A. A. BEST, Joseph RUNKLE, Sarah I. CONNER, Elizabeth THOMPSON, W. G. BEST, Adam REAM. SAMUEL S. TRACY, Teacher. Millark, Dec. 31, 1869.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, February 4, 1870
(Estray Notice) Taken up by WILLIAM TRIBBITT... before me, WM. NEWCOMB, J. P. Attest: V. GOULD, Clerk.
JOHNNY McNAB paid his rochester friends a brief visit last week. He is located at Sevastapool in the practice of medicine ...
DIED. In Plymouth, on Friday, Jan. 28, Dr. JOSHUA D. GRAY, in the 43d year of his age... He was buried by the Masonic fraternity...
ALLEGED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE. A man named RICHARDSON, residing in Liberty Township, was brought before one of the Justices of Rochester, last week, on the above charge. The prosecuting witnesses were CHARLES WORDEN and wife. ... he successfully defended himself by impeaching the credibility of the witnesses... He was discharged from custody.
A BRACE OF RUFFIANS. Our office was visited at a late hour Tuesday night by SCOTT RANNELLS and a companion, both considerably intoxicated...
Plymouth, Ind. February 1, 1870. an abortion was produced, and that the young
woman died from its effects. The young lady (Miss SUE BEAVER) ... She was comely
in appearance and about twenty-two years of age.... she died on Saturday night
about 11 oclock ... The body was put in the coffin and taken to Warsaw on Monday
morning... Coroner's inquest ...
ROCHESTER UN.TON SPY - Friday, February 11, t870
ABORTION AND DEATH IN PLYMOUTH... of SUSAN BEAVER... Coroner's inquest ... jury verdict... we do find that the deceased came to her death by efforts in procuring an abortion, by the following persons: JOHN J. VINALL, A. L. WHEELER and HANNAH HOPKINS, residents of Plymouth... (signed) O. H. ABORO, S. W. CHIPMAN, A. J. GLESSNER, W. C. MILICE, M. W. MUMAW, W. J. KIRTLEY, J. S. BAKER, LEVI ZUMBRUM, A. B. BALL, THOMAS GOODALL, N. M. WATKINS, C. SMITH, WILSON PARKER, ELI SNYDER, JOHN BRYAN, J. W. BRADSHAW, J.P., Acting Coroner.
Dr. JAMES L. BOOTH would say to his friends that he has concluded to remain in Rochester... practice of Medicine and Surgery... Office, for the present, at his residence, in the southeast part of town.
ESSICK & CONNOR, Attorneys at Law, Notaries Public and Real Estate Agents ... Office up-stairs in Jesse Shield's building.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors in Rochester, on that part fronting on Main Street of the north half of the south half of lot No. 31, old plat... H. C. EWING... Feb. 8, 1870.
(Administrator's Sale) SARAH HOLMES, WILLIAM ASHTON, Admrs. of the Estate of A. J. HOLMES, will sell real estate (described) Rochester, Feb. 7, 1870.
FRED FROMM is building an agricultural warehouse in rear of his store.
Elder DUKE, of the Christian Church, will preach at the Court House Saturday evening and Sunday morning next.
TOM CHAMBERLAIN remains with BECK BROTHERS, the dissolution of the late firm making his services all the more necessary...
At the last meeting of the Lodge of Good Templars, in this place, ... officers ... elected: ROBERT GOULD, OTIS B. HOLEMAN, EVA AULT, ALLIE ALEXANDER, LYDIA PEARSON, L. M. SPOTTS, WM. REX, Miss ALFA MOORE, Mrs. C. DAWSON, WILLIS LINE, Miss JENNIE MARTIN, Miss ANGIE MOORE, Rev. T. C. STRINGER, E. R. HERMAN.
OLD SETTLERS' MEETING... met in the Court House on Saturday, Feb. Sth ... (names mentioned): JAMES MARTIN, Col. KLINE G. SHRYOCK, ISAAC GOOD, BENJ. C. WILSON, Dr. JAMES BRACKETT...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, Jan. 31, 1870:
ALLISON, WILSON. ALSPACH, SILVESTER. BEST, MARY, Mrs. BAIN, DAVID. BEAMIN, JOHN
E. BUSH, WILLIAM. BIVINS, JAMES. BECTOL, MOLLY. CLARK, SIMON. CANUFFLOCK,
JOSEPH. CLARK, JAMES C. CLARK, CHARLES M. CAMRON, JOSEPH. DEAN, HUGH H. DAVIS,
MEDIA. DILLON, JACOB. DAWSON, JERRY. EMLEY, FLETCHER. FRAVEL, JACOB. FERGUSON,
MELINDA. FREDWAY, CARRIL K. FRIEND, CLERESY, Mrs. FOUDRAY, SIRCHEVRELL. GLEASON,
Mr. GRACE, GEORGE. GARRIOTT, JULIA A. HANNS, JOSEPH F. HAMMOND, OSCER W. HUNTMAN,
C. A. JONES, E. A., Mrs. JOHNSON, JOHN, Jr. KLINGERMAN, CHAS. KING, SUSAN A.
LEITER, PHILIP. LONG, CARRIE. LOGAN, ELIZABETH. MILLE, WALTER, MILLER, E.
MONTGOMERY, THEO. MULLEN, FREIL. NEL, JONAL. PUTNAM, J. W. SUGAN, JOHN. SUTTON,
A. J. SANGE, CHARLEY. SHOWALTER, I. W. SPANGLER, RACHAEL. SHINGLER, ANN A.
STEININGER, REUBEN. SNODDY, J. H. SMELTZER, ADAM. SNITZER, MICHAEL. SMITH,
JACOB. SHORE, BENJAMIN. SCOTT, ROSA. SHIPPEY, MARY J. SEMORE, WILLIAM. STEINER,
G. STAHL, S. SMITH, ISRAEL. SHIVELY, WM. WENTZEL, JOHN. WALTERS, JOHN. WHORTEN,
ADDISON. WOMAN, MICHAEL. WALKER, MOLLIE. WAGONER, J. L. WILCOX, ISABELL.
NELSON. WEDGARNER, HARRIETT. WERRICK, CYNTHIA. WILLIAMS,
JULIE. Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
The jury in the case of HOLEMAN vs BARNES failed to agree, and a new trial is
to be had. This is a suit to recover the value of a horse, alleged to have been
killed by hard driving to and from Gilead. Mr. BARNES hired HOLZEMANIS team to
attend a funeral at Gilead with a hearse, sending a man named JOHNSON as
ROCHESTER UN.TON SPY - Friday, February 18, 1870
Fifty men and fourteen wagons were employed harvesting ice at Lake Manitau Tuesday.
The Presbyterian Social will be at the residence of Dr. ROBBINS next Tuesday evening...
J. N. will positively lecture at the Court House Wednesday evening the 23d inst ...
DIED. - At his residence in Rochester Township, on Sunday, Feb. 6th., JACOB
THORP, aged 60 years.
-In Richland Township, on Monday, Feb. 14, MITCHELL HENDRICKS, aged 63 years.
-In Rochester, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 16th., Mrs. TRIMBLE, aged 72 years.
REPORT OF THE ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE AT THE ROCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL... W. H. BANTA, Principal.
SALOONS. There are now eleven saloons in Rochester, and two new ones will commence operations as soon as the Board of Commissioners grant them licenses. There is also an application pending for a saloon on the island in Lake Manitau....
RAILROAD MEETING... in the Court House, on Thursday evening, February 10... East and West Railroad, to run from Omaha to Ft. Wayne, via Rochester... (names mentioned): VERNON GOULD, H. B. JAMISON, WM. ASHTON, SIDNEY KEITH, EDWARD CALKINS...
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION... at the Court House... on Saturday, Feb. 12,
(names mentioned): Col. K. SHRYOCK, JNO. H. BEEBER, MATTINGLY, C. CAMPBELL...
delegates and alternates: Wayne, W. J. HILL, JOHN R. SMALLEY. Union, Capt. P. S. TROUTMAN, THOS. W. BARNETT. Aubbeenaubbee, C. CAMPBELL, S. J. RARRICK. Liberty, ALFRED MARTIN, FRED PETERSON, JETHRO NEW, JOHN CHAMP. Rochester, S. DAVIDSON, E. CALKINS, K. G. SHRYOCK, Dr. WM. HILL, W. H. MATTINGLY, L. D. SHELTON, JAMES KEELY, VERNON GOULD. Richland, B. C. WILSON, ISAIAH HOOVER. Henry, S. S. TERRY, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, W. HULING, W. T. CUTSHALL. Newcastle, W. LYNCH, A. E. BACHELOR.
Mr. and Mrs. IRWIN and Troupe will return here on Saturday ... HARRY
RAINFORTII makes his first appearance here Saturday evening. He is said to be
the best comedian in the West. Our citizens should not fail to attend these
Entertainments, as the Troupe will leave us as soon as Madame HERNANDEZ'S health
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, February 25, 1870
DEATH OF P. H. O'BRIEN. This community was profoundly shocked by the death of
P. H. O'Brien, late editor of the Rochester Standard, on Monday morning, Feb.
21st. The deceased was about 28 years of age, and one week ago, no event was
more unexpected than his death. He was a large man, seemingly possessed of more
than ordinary strength and health, and his chances for a long life were of the
very best. But he was cut down in the flower of his youth, with hardly an hour's
warning, as his ailment was not considered dangerous until the morning that
witnessed his departure.
Mr. O'Brien came to Rochester in July last, and purchased the Standard office. Our relations with him were always friendly, but not intimate. He was a man who kept his own counsel, and never permitted others to know more of his affairs than he chose to reveal. He was very firm in his convictions and held to his political opinions with great tenacity. As a writer we thought him better as a paragraphist than as an essayist. He possessed a fund of wit and satire, which he employed rather to amuse his readers than to annoy his opponents. In a heated political canvass he would have doubtless developed qualities that were not called out during his residence here. He differed with us in almost everything, yet we unhesitatingly accord to him honesty of purpose. We cannot hope for a more agreeable neighbor, and it is therefore with sincere regret that we record his demise.
Services at the Baptist Church, last Saturday, by the new pastor, Mr. LATHROM.
MARRIED. On Feb. 24, by Rev. J. BISHOP, Mr. JOHN A. BRAMIN to Miss MARTHA WILSON. Both of Fulton county.
DIED. -At the Wallace House, in Rochester, on Sunday morning, Feb. 20, Mrs.
FANNIE HERNANDEZ, aged 35 years.
-In Rochester township, on Tuesday, morning, Feb. 22, JOHN PYLES, aged 36 years.
-Near Rochester, on Tuesday night, LIZZIE TAYLOR, aged 14 years.
-In Newcastle township, Thursday, Feb. 17th., FAMIE, wife of WM. HAMLETT.
FORENSIC. We call the attention of our young men to the fact that there is a
DEBATING SOCIETY among them... The following are the names of the Society's
officers: Pres't., SIDNEY MOON; Vice-Pres't., LON. RANNELLS; Secy, NELSON
HUNTER; Tr., W. STICKELS.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, March 4, 1870
(Administrator's Sale) M. L. ESSICK, Admr. of the estate of CHARLES BRACKETT, deceased, will offer at private sale at his office in the Shields building ... real estate (described).
We were absent most of last week, and the "local" was written up by Mr. BROWN, a nephew of Dr. BRACKETT...
G. P. BEEBER, Esq., the superintendent of the Masonic building, is now in town, ready to seize upon favorable weather to complete that edifice.
JOHN O'BRIEN, brother of the late editor of the Standard, has taken possession of that office, and will, we presume, continue the publication of the paper until the establishment can be sold for something near its value.
Mr. and Mrs. IRWIN, together with the Hernandez Juveniles, left Rochester Monday morning for Chicago. ... A great deal of sympathy is felt for the orphaned children of Mrs. HERNANDEZ...
REVIVAL. At Mount Pleasant Church, in Richland Township, a great revival of religion has just been experienced. It was conducted by the Rev. WOOD, of the Argos circuit, and lasted four weeks, closing Sunday last. Thirty-eight persons professed conversion.
S. S. TRACY, the senior member of the firm of S. S. & S. W. TRACY, is
just out of the school room and is going to resume the business of butchering
NORWAY OATS. TOM. CHAMBERLAIN, at BECK BROS. HARDWARE STORE, is agent for the sale of the celebrated Norway Oats ...
DIED. In Rochester, March 3d., 1870, Mrs. DEBORAH OSGOOD.
Deceased was born in Cumberland County, Maine, July 6, 1797. She moved to Genesee County, N.Y., in 1812, and was married March 4th, 1821. Her family settled in this county in 1840. A large circle of friends and relatives lament her demise.
SUICIDE. We are informed that a youth of seventeen, named GEO. DAVIS, living three miles south of Argos, committed suicide on Monday of last week. The young man's father, JACKSON DAVIS, recently died, leaving $500 to each of his children. It is supposed by some that George killed himself because he could not come into his property until he arrived at his majority. Another story is that the act grew out of grief at his father's death. He shot himself with a rifle, the ball piercing his heart and producing instant death.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post office at Rochester, Ind., Feb. 28,
1870: ANDERSON, J. G. ANDERSON, MARY. ALLMAN, JAMES. ADAMSON, ISAIAH. AYERS,
BARCUS. ANT, BETY. BENNETT, LETTA. BOWMAN, SUSAN.
BRONSON, PHILANDER. BINKLEY, WM. CAMER, P. N. CAMS, J. COREY, LUKE. CREMPTON, E. CALLING, PALMER. CUFFEL, JOHN. CONNERS, DUANE. CASTLE, LOMHAMA. CUFFLE, JENNIE. DAVIS, HARVEY M. DUDLEY, EMILY. DAVIS, L. N. ELLISON, WARREN. EWING, WASHINGTON. FRANK, J. P. FIG, MARY. FLEMING, ELIZA, Mrs. FAY, ELIZA, Mrs. HUBBARD, ELI P. FAY, E. E.,
Miss. HEARTMAN, KITTIE, Mrs. HARPSTER, JACOB. HEARTMAN, C. A., Mrs. HARZOG, H. HAY, JAMES. HISHER, F. HAY, E., Mrs. LARTER, J. H., Rev. LARNE, SARAH E. MOORE, G. H. MOORE, FELIX T. McKAY, DAVID. MILLER, S. A. MOSS, WM. REGLE, JOHN. RAMSEY, HENRY. ROUCH, WM. RICHTER, CONRAD. RASEN, D. SEBURN, SARAH. SLATE, HARRY. SWANGER, H. L.
SWEINEY, NEWTON. SMITH, JEZIRE. WHALES, D. T. WAGENER, L. S., Mrs. WIND, JAMES. WARD, HAZLETON. TULLIS, MARY. TUTTLE, DAVID. TUTTLE, CAREY. - - - - E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
Circuit Court is in session... A nol. pros. was entered in the case of the State vs F. B. ERNSPERGER and G. A. LYON assault and battery with intent to kill ...
CLOSE OF THE MILL ARK SCHOOL. Saturday, February 26th, we witnessed the closing of the school at Mill Ark, which has been conducted by Mr. S. S. TRACY, of Miami County... (account of the program) ... The teacher then announced the exercises of school closed, and called on several citizens for speeches. The following persons responded: Mr. THOS. McCLARY, ABEL BOWERS, PETER SLOSSER, YOUNG McCLEARY of the Rochester Graded School, and several others, all expressing their delight at the success of the school ...
DIED. In Argos, on the 23d inst., MOSES YOUNG, in the 68th year of his age.
... He was scrupulously honest in every particular - his word was truth itself,
and from the time he arrived at the age of majority was happy in the knowledge
of his Redeemer. He strenuously opposed the liquor traffic, and a short time
before he was taken sick he claimed to have had a vision, in which he was
commanded to visit the saloon keepers of Argos, warn them of their danger and
request them to cease... He accordingly visited them and delivered the message,
with what effect we know not. We only know that the whiskey venders entertained
for him the highest regard, and that they closed their shops and attended his
He leaves an aged companion, a number of children, and all who were acquainted with him to mourn his departure from earth. Elder SNEPP, of the U.B. Church (of which deceased was a member) conducted the funeral service, and the attendance was unusually large. The assemblage was peculiar on account of the great number of aged persons present.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. ... Hibernian Benevolent Society of Delphi, held on
Monday evening, Feb. 28, 1870... our beloved friend and brother, PATRICK H.
O'BRIEN, who departed this life on the 21st. inst... BERNARD B. DAILY, JOHN
DIXON, MICHAEL CLIFFORD, Committee.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, March 11, 1870
Mr. EDWARD POLLY, who lost an arm at the battle of Haines' Bluff, returned home from Boston a few days ago, with an artificial limb. Mr. Polly resides in Aubbeenaubbee Township.
An omnibus load of folks, returning from WM. CARTER'S party, were upset in a ditch by one wheel of the vehicle breaking through the ice. Nobody was hurt, but several got muddy and wet.
Mrs. DEBORAH OSGOOD, who died Thursday morning, was not buried until Sunday. She requested that her body be kept until the Sabbath day, if possible. Her remains were deposited at Akron, and were followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and friends.
A pleasant party assembled at the residence of WM. CARTER, Esq., on Tuesday evening, and celebrated the 50th birthday of the host ...
ELECTION OF TRUSTEES... Presbyterian Church of Rochester on Monday evening,
German Reformed Church in Pleasant Grove... Tuesday, March 22d... D. W. SHEAFFER, Clerk of Board of Trustees.
ALF. HOWARD, the Ole Bull of America, gave an entertainment at Odd Follows
Hall last night... As a violinist Alf. has no superiors...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, March 18, 1870
LEG BROKEN. CHARLEY STRADLEY'S little son and namesake broke one of his legs,
at the school house last Monday. He was carrying a playmate on his back around
the room, when he slipped and fractured his thigh.
CHILDREN WANTING HOMES. It is the intention of the Commissioners of Charities and Correction of the City of New York to send a small party of children to Rochester, provided a sufficient number of respectable families in this vicinity will signify a desire to take one or more of them on their arrival, by applying to any of the following gentlemen, who will kindly act as a Committee of Reference: F. K. KENDRICK, M. M. REX, HENRY GRAY, N. L. LORD.
RESOLUTIONS OF TEMPERANCE... by Rochester, M.E. Church and Baptist Church...
COMMISSIONERS COURT... liquor licenses granted to GEO. McGUIRE, and the
applications of A. J. EDWARDS, B. W. CISSEL, H. W. EWING and M. BARTELE were
(names mentioned): ISAAC MEREDITH, OSKER GROVE, P. H. BYBEE, WM. ANDERSON, ISAAC P. PONTIOUS, JOHN BITTERS, THOMAS WHALEN, Jr., SIMON WHEELER, SEBASTIAN GOSS, AARON ROUCH, LINDLEY MOORE, J. B. GIBBONS, M. W. WALTERS, F. HOFFMAN, R. T. BEATTIE, A. T. JACKSON, A. D. TONER, ISAIAH SLICK, WM. McMAHAN, JOHN PENCE, HENRY HOOVER, JOHN CUFFLE, ISAAC STALLARD, SARAH DAVENPORT, ISAAG GOOD, SOLOMON WAGONER, JAMES KEELY, J. S. SLICK, attorney, GEO. ZIMPLEMAN, WM. G. LACKEY, GEO. CARTER, WM. REAM, PETER F. BRUNCK, ABRAHAM GRAFFIS, DAVID LOUGH, ISAIAH WALKER, D. W. LYON, JESSE SHIELDS, M. M. RBX... (allowances): JOHN A.
BARNETT, THOMAS MEREDITH, FRED PETERSON, DAVID McCAUGHEY, C. VAN TRUMP, JAMES DAWSON, JOHN W. BLACK, ISAAC MEREDITH, OSKER GROVE, P. H. BYBEE, DAVID EDWARDS, N. J. CLYMER, GEORGE SPRAGUE, GEORGE WILSON, S. S. NEWELL, JOHN ELAM, LEWIS POWERS, R. B. EVANS, ROBERT EVANS, A. G. SINKS, ISABEL VAN TRUMP, LONG & MILLER, SAMUEL D. WOOD, D. L. BECK & BROTHERS, SOLOMON MILLER, C. HOOVER, MARY CLAY, D. P. CARR, E. S. BARNES, J. P. DAVIS, C. LANGSDORF, WHITTENBERGER & CO., PHILLIPS & LEITER, FEDER & SILBERBERG, R. T. BEATTIE, TONER, JACKSON, SLICK, W. T. CLELAND, McMAHAN, PENCE, HOOVER, YOUNG RALSTIN, ISAIAH WALKER, A. THOMPSON, PETER PUTNAM, HOSSER, SPRING & CO.,WM. & J.
BRADEN, WM. SHEETS, LYON & KENDRICK, M. PERSCHBAUCHER, JAMES PALMER Mrs. PILKERTON, A. V. HOUSE, HILL & HECTOR, J. F. FROMM, HIRAM STEFFY, BENJAMIN STEFFY, JACOB S. RANNELLS, JONATHAN DAWSON, ROBERT AITKEN, WILLIAM WALLACE, LYON & SHIELDS, S. S. TERRY, MERCER & SHEPHERD, J. T. DUKE, THOMAS MERCER, D. McCAUGHEY, P. H. O'BRIEN estate, ROBBINS & HIGGINS, M. YOUNG, DAVID MARSH, HENRY JOHNSON, HENDERSON JOHNSON, L. M. MONTGOMERY, DANIEL AGNEW, JOHN ELAM, P. C. DUMBAULD, ISAAC PONTIOUS, JAMES MARTIN, ...
Grand Jurors.. August Term of Circuit Court, 1870: J. D. CALLAHAN, ISAIAH SLICK, MICHAEL SHADLE, JOEL TOWNSEND, D. W. LYON, LEVI OVERMEYBR, WM. BRYANT, HENRY HAIMBAUGH, ANDREW KREAMER, A. W. DEWEESE, JOHN KESLER, JOHN PENCE. For the February Term, 1871: WILLIAM NAGLE, HICKMAN PHILLIPS, HUGfl STURGEON, JOHN PLUNK, G. W. TRUSLOW, B. C. WILSON, ALBERT SHAFFER, OSKER GROVE, JOHN ELLIS, JNO. MATTHEWS, JNO. SLAYBAUGH, JNO. BERRY.
The M.E. Sociable will meet at the residence of ALVIN ROBBINS.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, March 25, 1870
THE ROCHESTER SCHOOL. The spring term of the Rochester Graded School will
begin Monday, April 18th, 1870, and continue eleven weeks. Prof. C. T. WOOD of
Crown Point takes charge...
Miss J. E. HILTON will reopen school in one of the unoccupied rooms of the Public School Building, April 11th, 1870, and continue eleven weeks...
The M.E. Sociable will meet at the residence of Judge AULT...
Prof. C. T. WOOD is to be the successor of Prof. BANTA as Principal of the Rochester School. He has been teaching at Crown Point for several years ... Prof. BANTA has accepted the chair of Natural Science in the Valparaiso M. & F. College ...
Elder T. G. LAMB, late pastor of the Rochester Baptist Church, is now located at Schoolcraft, Mich....
CANED. A number of citizens, who have in times past tested the hospitalities of Mr. WM. CARTER, the other day presented him with a handsome, silver-headed cane...
SOUTHERN FEVER... is raging here... the GLICK family, comprising an old gentleman and two married sons, represent this county in Mississippi. They left here about a month ago.
ATTEMPT TO COMMIT RAPE ... The people of the northwestern part of this county
are very much excited over a case wherein a Methodist preacher is charged
with... assault with intent to commit rape ... Rev. JOHN ADELL, who lives in
Uniontown, Marshall County, has been holding a series of meetings in a
settlement called Germany, in this county... On the 2d inst, he... visiting Bro.
EDGINGTON'S, in Aubbeenaubbee Township ... the gentleman was not at home ...
Mrs. EDGINGTON remonstrated with him... He then tried to force compliance with
his desires, but was successfully resisted... the preacher had fled... lie took
his family with him, or, at least, away from Uniontown. Adell was raised near
Walkerton, St. Joseph County. He is described as a dark skinned, black haired
man, of medium height. He has heretofore borne a good character. The lady's
reputation is of the very best.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, April 1, 1870
GEO. MILLER handed us a notice of his marriage to Miss MARIAN ACKERMAN, the other day, but we have mislaid the paper containing the information. This shall not prevent us from wishing George an abundance of good luck.
LETTER FROM SELDEN IRWIN. Rochester, Ind. February 20, 1870. To the Editor of
the Omaha Herald: ... Mrs. FANNIE HERNANDEZ... ended her long years of suffering
this (Sunday) morning February 20, at 8 oclock... Fortunately for the poor
creature she met many kind friends here, who did all in their power to allay her
suffering and pains.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT WALLACE, proprietors of the hotel in which she was stopping, have been untiring in their attentions to her. Mr. A. C. COPELAND, the banker of this place, has been such a friend to her and her children in their afflictions, as we very seldom meet in this world... SELDEN IRWIN.
ARKANSAS CORRESPONDENCE. . . . . Cletter depicting the area... I. W. HOLEMAN.
Mr. H. W. CORNELIUS, a much esteemed German citizen of this place, died Tuesday morning. He was thirty-two years of age.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, Ind., for the
month ending March 31st, 1870: ALSPACH & Co., Sam. BARNES, W. BARSJEAR,
Joseph. BROWN, Richel, Mr. BATE, David. BURKART, George. BELL, Rachel. BENNETT,
S. W. BUTCHER , Charley. BUSSERT, John. CAGG, Scott. CARPENTER, G. CULVER,
Maggie A. DAY, Emery. EDWARDS, Frank. ERVIN, Franklin. FRY, Mollie E., Miss.
FUFFNON, Silus. FOSLER, Maggie. FOXE, Willie. GREEN, Vesley. GOULD, John D.
HAMMOND, E. P., Col. HAYS, John. HUTCHINSON, J. D. HARRISON, John. HATHAWAY, S.
P. KEPLINGER, Magdaline, Mrs. KENEDY, Franklin. KROLICK, A.
KOFFLE, Emma, Miss. KOSS, W. S. KEIPER, Jacob. LOPP, Emsley. LOGAN, J. W., Dr. LAWRENCE, Andrew. LEURE, Louis. MITCHEL, David. MATHENY, George. MORE, James. MORE, M. A., Mrs. MOCK, Annie, Miss. MELEY, Peter. MORGAN, J. T. MOSS, William. NORRIS, Albert. OLES, John G. OLIN, S. PLASTER, M. A., Miss. PUTNAM, Bennett L. PAYNE, T. J. RICHARDSON, T. J. ROUCH, David. SHINGLER, William. SMITH, Sidney. SCOTT, Elizabeth. SMITH, Isaac. SPAIN, D. F. SNIDER, Henry. SELBY, N. O. SNYDER, Wm. SHORE, Clarkson. THONIS, William. THOMAS, Z. C. WANLENL, George. WILLIAMS, Julia, Mrs. WALTER, Daniel, LUMBACK & Co. HAMILTON BROS & Co. - - - - Mrs. S. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, April 8, 1870
DISSOLUTION. The firm of LAUER & DEICHMAN has this day been dissolved... JOS. LAUER, AUG. DEICHMAN. Rochester, Ind., April 5, 1870.
(Notice of Appraisements) ... Appraisers appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County... on the application of the MUD CREEK DRAINING COMPANY, to assess benefits and injuries... (lands described) on the lands of NATHANIEL BRYANT... THOMAS GARLINGHOUSE, Secretary M.C.D.Co.
Dr. ANGUS BROWN, Homoeopathist,... office one door south of the Central House.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON'S STORES... At Ernsperger's old stand, in the north part of town... at the old stand of G. W. & H. A. LYON, at the sign of Lyon's New Store, in the center of town... Dress Goods, Furnishing Goods, Groceries, Queensware... Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes... Rochester, Ind. April 8, 1870.
Our friend HINMAN is carrying around a lame arm. The hurt proceeds from a
serious dislocation of the elbow.
Elder A. F. LEAMON has removed from Akron to Laketon, Wabash County, Ind...
There is considerable IRN ORE in this region, and there is now talk of a forge soon to be erected. Iron was made extensively near the Tippecanoe River in early times.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, on Tuesday, April 5th, 1870, by Rev. T. C. STRINGER, assisted by Rev. DAVID HANLEY, Mr. JAMES A. FISHBACK, of Lexington, Mo., and Miss MARY J. MOORE, of Rochester, Ind.
... we clip from the Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution (a Mattingly) has just joined her fortune to another member of the (printing) craft, formerly a resident of Leesburg, in this county; and during last fall was employed in this office. GEDDES-MATTINGLY. Married, in this city, on the 25th instant, by Rev. J. S. WILSON, Mr. WILLIAM GEDDES, to Miss ALTHEA MATTINGLY... - Indianian.
The M.E. Social meets ... at the residence of Dr. HILL.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS. All persons knowing themselves indebted to the late firm
of G. W. & H. A. LYON are requested to call on me immediately... HIRAM A.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, April 15, 1870
New Millinery Store... on hand and for sale the celebrated Singer Sewing Machines... MRS. PLANK & CO.
Grover & Baker Sewing Machine... N. G. HUNTER, Rochester, Ind.
The M.E. Social meets ... at the residence of LEVI MERCER...
SAM BEEBER is ready to receive orders for painting and paper-hanging ...
On and after May 1st, 1870, interest will be allowed at the Rochester Bank on all time deposits of three months and over, at the rate of 6 per cent per annum. A. C. COPELAND, Cashier.
NEW FIRM. Mr. P. C. DUMBAULD has purchased the interest of the late H. W. CORNELIUS, and has formed a partnership with the survivor of the firm of Cornelius Bros ... The new firm will occupy the room just vacated by SHIVELY & GALENTINE.
ANDREW HOOVER, who lived near Gilead, started west about three weeks ago. At a small station in Missouri he fell asleep and was robbed of $400. This could have been avoided by purchasing a draft at the Rochester Bank...
REMOVAL. Mr. SHIVELY, the resident partner of the firm of SHIVELY & GALENTINE, has been engaged during the last week in boxing up his goods, preparatory to removal to the Southwest...
BASE BALL. There will be a meeting held on Saturday afternoon at 2-1/2 oclock,
at the old ground, to effect a permanent organization of the Shoo Fly Base Ball
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, April 22, 1870
RAILROAD ELECTION. The people of Fulton County have responded handsomely to the appeal made to them to tax their property to secure an EAST AND WEST RAILROAD. The election was held last Saturday, and, by a majority of 330, our people ... on record as in favor...
M. M. REX, Surgeon Dentist, Rochester, Ind .... Office over Kirtland's Book Store. References in Rochester: Rev. W. PATTINSON, Rev. T. C. STRINGER, Drs. ROBBINS, HIGGINS, WHITE, HARTER, GOULD, DANZIGER, PLANK, TOLERTON, HILL, BOOTH and BROWN. Messrs LYON & KENDRICK, FROMM & ROBBINS, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, D. S. GOULD, E. CALKINS, E. R. HERMAN, Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, E. KIRTLAND, R. GOULD, A. C. COPELAND, WM. ASHTON, R. WALLACE, A. C. SHEPHERD, W. H. MATTINGLY and others. Rochester, Ind. April 20, 1870.
Depository of the American Bible Society, nearly opposite the M.E. Church, at Dr. Brown's Book Store... WM. ASHTON, Sec.
(Notice of Appraisement) by the BLUE GRASS DRAINING COMPANY... on Monday, the 16th day of May, 1870, at the Lake School House, in Wayne Township... appraisers will assess the benefits and injuries ... WILLIAM POWELL, President. WILLIAM J. HILL, Secretary.
LOCAL BREVITIES. MILO SMITH has improved his premises with a new fence. Mr.
B. W. CRAVEN is adorning his now residence with a portico. Mr. SHIVELY started
west last Tuesday. The contract for medical treatment of the poor of Rochester
Township has been awarded to Dr. J. TOLERTON. A son of CLARKSON SHORE, Esq.,
aged about 21 years, died a few days ago. His disease was consumption, from
which he has suffered long. Rev. L. A. ALFORD, D.D., L.L.D., will deliver a
discourse at the Baptist Church next Sunday... A German named MOORE, who keeps
the boarding house near the depot, while intoxicated, beat his wife with a club
Wednesday night. The woman was much bruised about the head and face...
The COLORED MEN of Rochester, to the number of six, deposited their ballots in favor of the railroad tax last Saturday. The Democratic friends of the enterprise did not object to the aid thus afforded their views, and the heavens seem to be in about the same place they occupied before the dreadful darkeys were allowed a voice in their own government.
COMMON PLEAS COURT. ... List of Causes: BOLINGER gdn vs BOLINGER'S heirs. ZOOK gdn vs ZOOK'S heirs. LEBO gdn vs STAMM admr. CALVERT admr vs BUCK heirs. BAUMAN gdn vs LEE heirs. WOOD gdn vs PEEPLES, minor. ROSE gdn vs ROSE heirs. HARPER vs PECK et us. GOODRICH gdn vs IRVING heirs. SHIELDS vs ROSS & OSGOOD. McGUIRE admr vs McGUIRE heirs. SPOTTS heirs, ex parte. DOUGHERTY et al admrs vs COON heirs. NORRIS vs HUTCHISON, BILLINGS vs BILLINGS. BEMENDERFER admr vs MILLER heirs. DILLMAN vs ENYART et al. NEFF vs GLICK et al. McMULLEN vs RALSTIN. St. JOHN vs St. JOHN. JULIAN vs THRUSH et al. CHAMBERLAIN et ux vs TROUTMAN. PETERS vs HOOVER. SHAW vs TERRELL. SKINNER vs BROWN. MEANS vs WORDEN et al. TRUE gdn vs KEITH. POST vs CARR. FEDER et al vs CLARK et al. LANDIS vs RANNELLS et al. ANDERSON vs BROKAW et al. STUBBS vs McCOY et al. STREET vs THOMPSON et al. RADER vs CLARK et al. JULIAN vs BAUMAN. CALHOUN vs LEWALLEN et al. HUTCHINSON vs SNIDER at al. BUTT vs T. W. & WESTERN R.R. CO. STUBBS vs FOWLER et ux. ASHTON et al admrs vs HOLMES heirs. FEDER vs BOYCE et ux. WHARTON et al, ex parte. CONGDON et al vs COON et al. BARNETT vs STRADLEY et al. WILSON vs WILSON. ROCHESTER LODGE I.O.O.F. vs KEELY. SHIELDS vs GROSS & BECK BROTHERS. ESSICK admr vs BRACKETT heirs. REED exr vs POWNALL heirs. DAWSON & KUHN admrs vs KUHN heirs. CANNON admr vs SELLERS heirs. PLUMMER gdn vs ONSTOTT minor. LOVEJOY et al vs ALLEN. REAM gdn vs LOUISA REAM minor. HURST vs BENNETT admr. WINESHIEK INS CO vs HOLMES est. STOCKBERGER admr vs LOUGH admr. KEELY vs SAGER - dismissed. DILLE vs KIRTLAND. HARDMAN vs HARDMAN. LAMBACH & LESH vs TERRY. CUBBERLY vs MOORE. TROUTMAN vs KALER. HALSER vs ZERBE et al. SALTER vs PLOUGH. LEWERBERG vs EDLEMAN. IND. & ILL. R.W. CO vs JOHN KREBLE. MORRISON vs E. POWERS et al. BROMFIELD vs BROMFIELD. JOCELYN vs L. POWERS. BOOTH vs STOLTZ. MYERS vs SINGER et ux. McQUERN vs COOK. TRUSTEES ROCHESTER LODGE vs CLEMMENS et al. SHIVELY vs PUGH et al. MILLER vs BEARSS. SALTER vs TULLIS et al. HOLLIDAY - petition. STAMM vs SWARTWOUT. PONTIOUS admr vs DICKERHOOF heirs. SMITH vs EDLEMAN. SALTER vs BRANTHOFFER. HACKLEY vs STRONG. STAIR vs McCLURE. EWING vs EWING. VANSANT vs MECKLIN. BURT vs PACKER et al. SEARCH est final report. ROSS gdn vs SANNS minor. State ex rel CALENTINE vs LAREW.
Rev. J. J. COOPER of the North Ind. Conference, will preach in the M.E. Church next Sabbath...
The ladies should not fail to call at Mrs. BECK'S, on the road to the Depot, and see her new stock of Millinery goods...
DIED. Mr. LAFAYETTE TRUE, a well-known and universally respected citizen of this county, died at his residence near True's Mill, last Friday morning. Mr. True has long been identified with the interests of Fulton County, and was an honest, energetic man. His loss will be keenly felt by a large circle of relations and acquaintances.
We shook hands with PHIL. SCOTT Wednesday, and bade him good luck on his journey to find a location in the west. Too many of our citizens are leaving this county...
NEW PARSONAGE. Our Presbyterian friends have moved their church building to the front and south side of the lot, and are building a very neat parsonage on the north part of their grounds.
IMPROVEMENTS. ... On Main street several new structures may be observed,
among which we notice a new tailor shop, to be occupied by Mr. JACOB GERSON; a
small office built by Mr. REESE, and suggestive of aspirations toward the
dignity of a Justice of the Peace; a room to be occupied as a bank by Mr. WM.
ASHTON; an addition to E. LONG'S shoe shop; JOHN MYERS' new saddle shop, and a
Bakery and Eating Room, owned by Mr. H. C. EWING. Our friend WILDER is adding
some rooms to his establishment, and FRED FROMM has found it necessary to
enlarge his store to accommodate his increasing business... we note an
improvement in the building occupied by FEDER & SILBERBERG'S double
establishment, by the destruction of the unsightly shed in front.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, April 29, 1870
CALL FOR ANOTHER CORPORATION CONVENTION... to fill the vacancies... by the declinations of Messrs HOOVER and ASHTON ... ED. B. CHINN, J. DAWSON, A. C. COPELAND, M. M. REX. R. P. SMITH, R. W. SMITH. R. W. CHERRY. JONAS MYERS. O. C. SMITH. C. B. LIBEY. C. AULT. D. S. GOULD. R. N. RANNELLS. JAMES MOORE. J. W. WILDER.
STRAYED.,. six stock hogs... JOSEPH J. ROBBINS.
REPUBLICAN CORPORATION CONVENTION... last Monday evening... (names mentioned) E. CALKINS, WM. ASHTON, L. M. SPOTTS, DAVID M. ROSS, O. P. OSGOOD, CHRISTIAN HOOVER, WM. ASHTON, I. T. VANDUZER, E. E. COWGILL, JAMES KEELY, JONATHAN ROSS, DAVID R. MARTIN, HENRY AULT, J. F. COLLINS, JOHN P. MYERS, HUDSON STILES, J. M. BALDWIN, WM. HEFFLEY...
The M.E. Sociable will meet... at ... WM. ASHTON, Esq.
Mr. JEROME CARPENTER has removed to Newaygo, Mich...
J. B. ELLIOTT has purchased the butcher shop in the north end of town...
Mr. WM. STURGEON was reported dangerously sick at St. Joseph, Mich, but later information has relieved the fears of his friends somewhat. His brother ENOCH is with him, and both are expected home in a day or two.
DEL. WARD is again in possession of his old stand and is filling his Livery Stables with fine teams ...
We drove out to our friend N. CLEMENS' place last Sunday,... We tried to
attend church at the brick school house, but the house was so crowded... The
sermon was preached by Rev. JEFFERSON BISHOP...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, May 6, 1870
PERU LIME, for sale at the depot. THOS. BELL.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors in Rochester, on the north half of lot number 47, old plat. JOHN GAST. May 6, 1870.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquor in Rochester in a one-story wooden building, on the north side of lot number 33, old plat. ANDREW GAST. May 6, 1870.
The M.E. Social meets at the residence of JOHN MYERS ...
From the South Bend Register... the following appointments of Deputy Marshals to take the census in Fulton County: PETER S. TROUTMAN for the townships of Union, Henry, Aubbeenaubbee, Richland and Newcastle. WM. H. MATTINGLY, for the townships of Wayne, Rochester and Liberty.
The two ROSSES, JOHN MYERS, WILLIAM and AB. BEARSS, LEW SPOTTS and DR. BOOTH, were most effective workers last Monday. ED. CALKINS, JOHN BEEBER and LEVI MERCER were members of the Election Board...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, May 30th, 1870;
BASSERT, John. BARNES, Jep. BANKS, E. N. Burket, Wm. B. Buir, C. R., Miss.
BURCHART, Henry. BLAIR, Susannah, Mrs. CLARK, Wm. H. DUDDLESON, Irwin.
ENO, C. W. GOLTRY, Elen. GODDARD, James. HITE, Marion F. HITE, Marion F. HANNON, Lizzie. HOOVER, Francis. JOHNSON, Nellie, Mrs. KLING, Moses. LEWIS, W., Mrs. MORGAN, G. T. MOCK, Annie, Miss. MOORE, W. L. MULLICAN, Ike. McCALF, Frank. OAKES, Orvin. OGLESBY, Chas. P. PHELPS, Rowly. WILLIAMS, Julia. WATT, Wm. WRIGHT, Margaret. WILLINGS, Frederick. RICHARDS, Maggie, Miss. ROSS, W. S. SCOONOVER, George. SHONALTER, Nancy. SOPER, Steven. STROUSE, Samuel. SHAFER, Sarah, Mrs. - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
CORPORATION TREASURY REPORT.... Receipts (names mentioned) J. M. DAVIDSON,
JOHN GAST, ANDREW GAST, LOY & HAWLEY, JOSEPH WIDENER, M. MILLER, JOHN
EDWARDS, ADAM SHOLDER, AUGUSTIN MEISCH, GEORGE MAGUIRE, M. MILLER.
Disbursed (names mentioned) J. W. ROSS, G. BRAINARD, W. H. MATTINGLY, H. S. FOOTE, H. B. JAMISON, A. G. PUGH, SPONSLER, JOSEPH BARRETT, G. W. SHILLING, E. STURGEON, J. P. MYERS, C. DILLEY, AMOS BARRETT, THOMAS NEWHOUSE, N. F. BROWN, ED CALKINS, DAVID S. ROSS, THEODORE ICE, HUDSON STILES, MERCER & SHEPHERD,... JONAalAN W. ROSS, Corporation Treasurer.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, May 13, 1870
Watches & Jewelry. F. M. ASHTON... American Watches, Seth Thomas and American Clocks ... Waltham Watches ...
Dr. SALTER is making preparations to leave Rochester. He intends to settle at Hudson, St. Joseph County.
DOC COLLINS the Barber of the North, has removed to the south room of the Continental building...
The M.E. Social meets at the residence of WM. WALLACE...
Mr. H. S. FARRINGTON subscribed and paid for three copies of the union Spy last Tuesday...
DAVID CARR has as nice a piece of property as can be found in Rochester. It is on Madison street, in a quiet neighborhood, convenient to business, and displays the owneris taste to great advantage...
Mr. R. S. JEWELL, who has extablished a pleasant home on the shore of Lake Manitau, is prepared to serve ladies and gentlemen who seek fish and pleasure in and on that beautiful sheet of water. He owns a number of boats, which he hires at low prices ... Jewell's landing is southeast of the dam, and is easily accessible to teams by well-defined roads.
The Kewanna Times, a sprightly little sheet about one-fourth the size of the Spy, comes to us in exchange. It is published at Pleasant Grove, this county, by J. C. PHILLIPS and ELI LEITER, who are also its editors. It is a semi-monthly, neutral in politics ...
The Central House has been leased to Mrs. E. LONG, formerly of Warsaw... NEWT. RANNELLS, the old proprietor, will be missed by the frequenters of the house...
SCALDED TO DEATH. The family of our friend, R. EMERY, Esq., has just encountered an overwhelming affliction. Their little son, a bright child of two years of age, was badly scalded last Wednesday, and died before noon the following day. It appears that a young woman employed about the house had filled a tub with hot water, preparatory to scrubbing the kitchen floor. The little boy was playing about the room, and, while the attention of his elders was attracted elsewhere, he sat down in the boiling liquid ...
ALLEGED INFANTICIDE. Coroner KEELY was summoned last Saturday to hold an inquest over the dead body of an infant, found in the woods of Aubbeenaubbee township. It appears that the mother of the child is named ELIZA LEBO, and that she was delivered on the premises of Mr. KING two weeks ago Thursday night. She is unmarried, and this was her fourth child. She was visiting one of her children at Mr. King's, where she is only permitted to come occasionally. ... on the night of her delivery she went to bed complaining of diarrhea. She was heard to go out doors several times, but her appearance was unaltered in the morning and nothing was suspected. According to her statement, she gave birth to a dead child in the open air, near the corner of Mr. King's kitchen. She got up the next morning and shouldered a large bundle of clothing, in which the body of the infant was concealed, went to a neighbor's house and borrowed a spade, thence to the woods where she buried her burden .... The putative father of the child is a young man who formerly resided in Rochester. We suppress his name on account of doubts as to his guilt.
JUSTICE HERMAN'S COURT. ... RICHARD BELL, on complaint of his daughter, was fined $1 and costs, total $6, for committing an assault and battery on the person of the prosecuting witness ...
FATAL ACCIDENT. JAMES BARRETT, a young man who went from this neighborhood
about six weeks ago to Ill., for the purpose of working on a farm during the
summer, was accidentally shot on Tuesday morning, April 26th.
The facts as we heard them are as follows:
Barrett and his employer's son were out at the well washing; they saw a crow coming in the direction of the house, when the latter ran in the house and got a double barrel shot gun, discharging one barrel at the crow; then they both passed around to the opposite side of the house to see in what direction the crow went, and when returning, the other barrel went off, the charge entering Barrett a breast near the heart; killing him almost instantly. The only words he spoke were "My God! You have shot me."
The above is sad news to his aged parents who reside three miles east of Pleasant Grove. James was a young man with bright prospects for the future; but alas! one moment in the enjoyment of health, the next a mangled corpse.... - Kewanna Times.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, May 20, 1870
DIED. An old citizen of Perry township, Miami county, HIRAM BUTLER, was recently kicked by a horse, from the effects of which he died in five hours thereafter. He was well known and highly respected, and his funeral was the largest of that of any private citizen that ever took place in Peru.
ROCHESTER ORDINANCE... Licensing sale of Liquors ... approved June 17th, 1870. Adopted, May 10, 1870. D. S. ROSS, President. Attest: L. M. SPOTTS, Clerk.
LEW. SPOTTS is the proud father of an eight pound boy.
AL. GOODRICH has put up a cooper shop near the depot.
CALKINS is building a dwelling house near Wallace & Chapin's mill.
SAM HEFFLEY is building a very neat cottage on the corner south of his shop.
TOWNSEND & CO., a new grocery firm, are the successors of RANNELLS & CO.
HORSE THIEF ARRESTED. Mr. JACOB RANNELLS, of Perrysburg, succeeded in arresting a horse thief in Cass County the other day. The horse was also recovered, and both were taken back to Michigan, where a large reward is offered..,.
A NIGHT OF HORROR. A member of Mrs. GEO. MOORE'S family has given us an account of an accident that befel a son of that gentleman several weeks ago... (runaway horse) ... the use of proper restoratives have now restored him to comparative health...
Mr. CHRIS. KAMMERER was thrown from a horse and trampled by the animal,
Tuesday. His arm, whereon the beast stepped, is severely hurt, and he was struck
in the forehead by one hoof. His injuries are not of a permanent nature.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, May 27, 1870
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Joint Representative, W. MACKEY, Captain E. CALKINS. For Clerk, VERNON GOULD. For Sheriff, DAVID RADER, a wounded Union soldier. For Recorder, THOMAS NEWHOUSE. (all subject to Republican Convention)
Miss RUTH BUNDY, a maiden lady residing in Marshall county, was instantly killed last Friday, by falling down the cellar stairs. Her head struck an old kettle, a leg of which penetrated the skull.
DIED. JAMES WRIGHT, Esq., an old and worthy citizen of this county, died at his residence yesterday.
The M.E. Social meets at the residence of Col. K. G. SHRYOCK..
Dr. JAS. BRACKETT has formed a co-partnership with his nephew, Dr. JOHN E. BRACKETT, late of Washington. Their office is in the Cornelius Block.
OLDER'S MUSEUM, CIRCUS and MENAGERIE is moving on this point, and will soon be here... The CARDIFF GIANT is among its attractions.
A society, formerly known as the ROCHESTER DEBATING CLUB, will meet on next Tuesday evening at the Rochester Seminary for the purpose of forming a permanent organization... N. G. HUNTER, Secy.
JOHN ELAM, of Valparaiso, is now in Rochester as the agent of [the World Mutual Life of New York]...
MARRIED. On the 24th inst., at the residence of the bride's mother in Rochester, by Rev. WALTON PATTINSON, Dr. J. C. SPOHN and Miss MOLLY MILLER.
CHRIS HOOVER... Furniture... 2 doors south of Central House... UNDERTAKING.
Coffins of all kinds and sizes constantly on hand. Hearse to attend funerals in
town or country.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, June 3, 1870
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Sheriff, JOHN ROUCH. For Recorder, A. J. RUGH. For Commissioner, VACHEL C. CONN. [all subject to Republican Convention]
The M.E. Social will meet at the residence (Central House) of Mrs. LONG...
Dr. AUMICK, a new-comer to this place, suffered a loss of $310 in money, Sunday night last ....
ADVANCE PAYING SUBSCRIBERS... for the Union Spy: Hiram ANDERSON, L. D.
ADKINSON, D. BARB, E. E. COWGILL, James DAWSON, John ELAM, V. GOULD, D. S.
GOULD, Rob't GOULD, I. W. HOLEMAN, Dr. Wm. HILL, B. S. LYON, Asa MITCHELL,
George MAGUIRE, O. P. OSGOOD, F. RICHTER, David RADER, A. C. SHEPHERD, Jacob
SLICK, Wm. CULVER, J. B. ELLIOTT, H. L. POST, D. S. ROSS, Henry HAMLET, Abram
WHARTON, F. M. WHITE, John E. CATES, John KEWNEY, Wm. HEFFLEY, Washington WILEY,
Abial BUSH, W. G. OSBORNE, Reuben CARR, John WALLACE, Wm. B. ZELLER, Harrison
DUDGEON, H. H. WYRICK, Sam'l C. WRIGHT, Joseph CRAFT, H. S. FARRINGTON, C. BYBEE,
Levi BURCH, Jefferson BISHOP, Hon. S. DAVIDSON, E. GILLETT, James L. GAINER,
James A. HUGHSTON, W. A. HORTON, R. S. JEWELL, John JOHNSON, Israel JOHNSON,
Thomas MERCER, Wm. MACKEY, Wm. MOORE, Wm. McMAHAN, Polk McMAHAN, Allen NIXON,
John PENCE, Joseph ROBBINS, Eli RUSSELL, Lon. RANNELLS, John M. SPENCER, Henry
SPOHN, Hugh VanMETER, James VanI.EW, Joseph WHITTENBERGER, James WRIGHT,Thomas
J. WHITE, Thomas SHELTON, L. W. SHELTON.
(Walnut, Ind.) Theodore RANNELLS, CLARK & WEAVER, A. W. CALHOUN, W. H. BUNNELL.
(Green Oak) T. J. HOLCOMB, Wm. KEEL, Rob't NEW, Thomas EWER.
(Akron) Wm. HULING, Jacob WHITTENBERGER, WEAVER & ARNOLD, Peter REAM.
(Fulton) E. J. DELP, Sam'l MILLER, Joel TOWNSEND, Andrew OLIVER, Wm. H. COONS.
(Blue Grass) J. R. SMALLEY, George CHRISTY.
(Bruce's Lake) A. BRUCE, John MYERS.
(Kewanna) Thomas WILSON, J. W. BRANTHOFFER, J. N. INGRIM
(Foreign) Orange McDONALD, John H. STAILEY, Col. Gil. PIERCE, Hon. John REYNOLDS, S. O. COLLINS, Joseph J. SMITH, Jacob BELLEVILLE, H. E. FARRINGTON, Miss H. M. S. FARRINGTON, Mrs. James FISHBACK, Wm. DOWNEY, M. W. DOWNEY, Hon. Jasper PACKARD, J. G. WALLACE, J. W. THOMPSON, Sam'l W. BAUMAN, Gardner OSGOOD, H. S. FOOTE, R. M. PHELPS, Hon. Anson WOLCOTT, Mrs. S. J. CARR, Wm. DUDGEON, Elizabeth KEEN, Roe ARMANTROUT, T. L. McKEE, Hon. J. H. CARPENTER...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, June 10, 1870
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, Ind., for the month ending May 31st, 1870: ANDERSON, A. ASHLEY, Henry, ANDERSON, C. ASHBROOK, Joseph, ARTHUR, J. H. BRIGHT, .Jacob. BOWMAN, Mrs. Julia. BOWMAN, W. CLARK, James W. COX, Andrew. CARR, Mary J. COLLINS, Mrs. Polly. COOPER, Henry. CARPENTER, Joseph. CASE, Dr. Augustus. DOUGLAS, Mrs. Levina. DAVIDSON, John M. EMMONS, John. EWING, Emma. FORNEY, Samuel. GRALE, Mr. Robert. GILLAN, Fred. COLTRY, Elon. HAYS, Ferdinand. HILL, David. HESSLER, Mr. J. A. IRVIN, Amanda. JONES, Sarah J. KELLNER, Reuben P. KAHLER, Henry. KILBURNE, Loren G. LEVI, Mr. August. LAWBACK, Owen. LOPP, J. F. MILLER, Sarah J. MEDLEY, J. W. S. MOORE, Mr. J. MILLER, John. MOORE, Mrs. A. M. MEREDITH, Mrs. Amira. McGREER, Cynthia. McCRAY, John. NORRIS, R. N. NOLTON, Levi. PECK, Mr. M. PRESSEY, Mr. E. M. PENNY, Mrs. Aaron. ROUCH, Mrs. Salome. RANCE, Mrs. Mary. RUSE, Mrs. Maria. STEVENS, Jasper N. SMITH, C. B. SINCOKE, Miss O. J. SAWN, J. F. STAIR, Frederick.SPANGLER, Mr. Frank. STEARNS, Sarah B. TAUMP, Josiah. TURRELL, Joseph. TROUTMAN, Jok. VARNEY, Othneil. WISEMAN, Mrs. Allan. WOODMANSC, A. WENTZ, Anna. YAGE, Miss Margaret. - - - - Mrs. C. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Treasurer. ABEL C. HICKMAN, PETER S. TROUTMAN, JOSEPH WIIITTENBERCER. For Recorder, DARIUS AULT, JAMES T. GAINER, RICHARD P. SMITH, JOHN N. INGRAM. For Commissioner, S. M. BISHOP. For Township Assessor, JAMES F. COLLINS, a broken down Soldier. (all subject to Republican Convention)
CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. -FRANK REED, a young man employed in Cowgill's Lumber
Yard, met with an unlooked for calamity last Monday. While engaged in his usual
labor, a small pile of lumber was by some means thrown down and the falling
boards caught his log, breaking both bones near the ankle joint. At first, the
fracture was thought to be similar to that which caused the death of the late A.
J. HOLMES, but an examination by the surgeon relieved these fears. It is thought
that amputation will not be necessary, but the injured limb will be long in
getting well. Mr. Reed is a married man, living in a rented house, and, so far
as we know, depended on his wages for support. His family should not be allowed
to suffer during the period of his enforced inactivity.
-The same day, LO. CULVER, while stubbing lumber in the same yard, stuck a foot adze in his leg just below the knee. He lost considerable blood, and will be for some time disabled, but the injury is not likely to be permanent.
-ALLAN SMITH, one of the employes of the Times office, lost a portion of his little finger among the cog-wheels of a Gordon press, the other day. The doctor completed the operation of amputation.
-C. W. CLAY, a farmer, was yesterday relieved of a portion of a finger by the cog-wheel of a cutting box, in FRED FROMM'S Store. He forgot to thank the man who started the machine.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, June 17, 1870
ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Recorder, JOHN H. BEEBER. For Commissioner, LEMUEL SHELTON, JAMES C. THOMPSON. For Trustee, A. K. PLANK. For Township Assessor, JACOB BECK.
(Administrator's Sale) JOHN CHAMP, Admr of the estate of JAMES J. BRYAN, deceased, will sell real estate...Witness my hand this 15th day of June, 1870, VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
(Administrator's Sale) ISAAC PONTIOUS, Admr of the estate of JOHN DICKEPHOOF,
deceased, will sell real estate, Witness my hand this 9th day of June, 1870,
VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
ROCHESTER ORDINANCE ... requiring license to auction goods... DAVID S. ROSS, Pres't. Attest: L. M. SPOTTS, Clk.
The M.E. Social meets at the residence of F. B. ERNSPERGER...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, June 24, 1870
TOWNSHIP MEETING ... Republicans met in Fulton, on the 18th inst ... (names
mentioned): JOSEPH SELLARS, Esq., C. R. GREEN, THOMAS ADAMSON, ISOM NEW, JOHN
McDUGALL, AARON ROUCH, GEORGE ZABST, J. S. MARTIN, GARTEN CALLOWAY, ANDREW
OLIVER, F. M. DAY, STEPHEN REED, J. B. MOON, H. C. SELLARS, HENRY OLIVER, LAT
POWNALL, I. BACON
UNION TOWNSHIP at Pleasant Grove... nominations ... Trustee, J. A. BARNETT; Justices, H. B. APT, B. STAMM and E. M. McGRAW; Constables, ISAAC WHITMORE and S. K. HARROLD; Assessor, THOMAS W. GREEN.... (names mentioned) E. CALKINS, W. MACKEY, TROUTMAN, INGRAM, ROUCH, V. GOULD...
CORONERIS INQUEST. The circumstances surrounding the death of JOHN C. OWEN, who expired at the residence of ELIAS LOY on Tuesday last, led his friends to believe that the beating inflicted upon his person by F. B. ERNSPERGER last August, caused the malady that resulted in his demise. Accordingly, Coroner KEELY, who is Mr. Ernsperger's brother-in-law, deputised Justice KIRTLAND to hold an inquest over the remains. ... post Mortem examination was conducted by Drs. JAMES W. BRACKETT and WILLIAM HILL, assisted by Dr. JOHN E. BRACKETT. The physicians all testified that the deceased came to his death by inflamation of the inner membrane of the bowels. This disease, they swore, might arise from overeating, overdrinking, cold or other causes. They also said that it might arise from a contusion of the side, but in that case the bruise would be discernable... The jury rendered a verdict... that "the deceased came to his death by inflamation of the bowels, and the will of God."
(Administrator's Sale) JANE ALLEN, Admx of the estate of GEORGE H. ALLEN, deceased, will sell real estate ... VERNON GOULD, C.C.C.P.
The M.E. Social will meet at the residence of C. J. STRADLEY...
JACOB SLICK has assumed editorial control of the CITY TIMES. He is a young attorney, with spurs yet to win ...
LARGE FIRE AT PLYMOUTH. We learn that a large fire occurred at Plymouth last
Tuesday night. The Band Box, Felloe and Spoke Factory, O. H. P. Bailey &
Co., leasees, was destroyed. The property belonged to J. W. Weatherill &
Co., of Chicago ...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, July 1, 1870
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION... on Saturday, June 25 ... (names mentioned) V. GOULD, Col. SHRYOCK, SHEPHERD, MATTINGLY, CALKINS, P. S. TROUTMAN, JOSEPH WHITTENBERGER, A. C. HICKMAN, DAVID RADER, JOHN ROUCH, BEEBER, NEWHOUSE, GAINER, RUGH, AULT, SMITH, INGRIM, RICHMOND P. SMITH, S. M. BISHOP, JAMES C. THOMPSON, VACHEL CONN, JAMES STINSON, JOHN V. REED, SIDNEY KEITH, W. H. MATTINGLY, M. L. ESSICK, J. H. BEEBER, A. C. BEARSS, E. COWGILL, P. S. TROUTMAN, CHRIS. CAMPBELL, ISAAC WHITTENBERGER, WM. LYNCH, ALF. MARTIN, BENJ. C. WILSON, WM. REEDER...
FARMERS' NATIONAL DEPOSIT BANK, Rochester, Ind... WM. ASHTON, Cashier. Rochester, Ind. June 25, 1870.
(Estray Notice) taken up by ROBERT K. GREEN, in Liberty Tp... before me, this 7th day of June, 1870, ALFRED MARTIN, J.P. Attest: V. GOULD, Clerk.
Real Estate, Fire & Life Insurance Agency... Office in the Farmers' National Deposit Bank, west side of Main st., opposite the Public Square, Rochester, Ind. WM. ASHTON, Agent. Rochester, June 27, 2870.
(Notice of Administration) JOHN CHAMP appointed Administrator of the Estate of THOMAS J. BRYAN, deceased, late of Fulton County.
Col. SHRYOCK has leased 25 feet of ground south of Bearss Grocery store, and will soon begin the erection of a building, to be used as a post-office.
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY. It will gratify many of our readers to learn that M. L.
ESSICK, of this place, received the nomination at Wanatah, for Prosecuting
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, July 8, 1870
THANKS. Mrs. M. A. SHELTON has our thanks for a basket of green peas ...
THOS. NEWHOUSE will please accept our tardy acknowledgement of the gift of a nice lot of vegetables.
The German Catholics of this place have just completed a neat and plain church edifice. There are only nine families of them, and they have had but little outside help except what the priest extended to them.
It is generally remarked that the choir singing at the M.E. Church has
greatly improved lately. Prof. WOOD is now the leader...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, for the month
ending June 30, 1870: BURKET, Asa. BOOKS, Miss Clara. BETSNER, David. BACPM, F.
M. BATZ, Rhcubon. COWEN, Joseph. CALENTINE, Samuel. CLAYTON, George W. DUNLAP,
Clarence. DAUGHERTY, G. W. DAVIS, Miss Sarah. FOX, C. J. GODINGE, Mrs. Malissa.
HOLCOMB, Miss Kate. HOOVER, D. G. HISEY, J. C. JOHNSON, Anna T. KNOFF, Wm. W.
MILLER, Mary E. MYERS, Henry. MORISON, Jackson. MUSHERY, Thomas. McCARTER,
Sylvester. McCONNEL & LAFE. MILLER, Edward W. PILKINGTON, Eli. ROUCH, Mr.
Samuel. RHENO, Mr. Scott. SMITH, Henry H. SMITH, Henry. SPANGLER, Frank. SHANER,
Melis. WIDNER, Israel. Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, July 15, 1870
CENTRAL HOUSE. Mrs. M. E. LONG & SON, Proprietors, on Main st., opposite the M.E. Church, Rochester, Ind. Recently remodeled and renovated throughout ...
ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL. The undersigned School Board have made arrangements with Prof. C. T. WOOD for a Fall Term of school, in the Public School building, to commence August 22d, 1870... I. WALKER, W. STURGEON, N. L. LORD, Trustees. Rochester, Ind., July 7, 1870.
The Stave Factory, CLARK & WEAVER, proprietors, is nearly ready to begin operation.
JOHN V. REED has been commissioned to take the census in Liberty and Wayne Townships.
MARY LOY has our sincere thanks for some very fine tomatoes...
Messrs. ZACK, STREET & CO. have procured a new boiler and engine for their flouring mill at Pleasant Grove.
We receive the San Jose Daily -Tndependent, a sprightly California paper. Our friend HORACE FOOTE- doubtless sends it to us.
Mr. J. W. BRANTHOFFER proposes to thresh wheat, in the west part of the county, on reasonable terms, with a new style Aultman & Taylor Threshing Machine.
F. M. ASHTON has procured the services of Mr. A. G. HOFMAN, one of the finest watch makers and engravers in the State of Indiana...
The surviving partner of the firm of L. & W. TRUE, wishes to dispose of the property known as TRUE'S MILL... It would just suit a firm, one of whose members understood the lumber and the other the woolen business.
A brick flue in the residence of Mr. E. KIRTLAND, sank on Sunday night,
during the rain... The accident was caused by lack of support...
SERIOUS AFFRAY. On Saturday afternoon last the family of Mr. PRESNEL were picking whortleberries in a marsh belonging to Dr. SUTTON in Henry Township .... they encountered a Mr. SHAFFER, who claimed that he had leased the marsh and demanded toll ... weapon was seized upon by a son of Mr. Presnel, a lad 17 or 18 years old... Shaffer came out of the contest with a fractured jaw bone and a broken leg ....
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, July 29, 1870
S. S. & S. W. TRACY, Butchers, two doors north of Shields brick building, Rochester, Ind...
Mr. and Mrs. JULIA DAVENPORT celebrated the 25tli anniversary of their wedding day, at Peru, on the evening of July 14. ... Dr. ROBBINS and lady, of Rochester, were present, and Mrs. ATKINSON, of this county, sent a very fine set of napkin rings.
CARRIE SHRYOCK, the Colonel's youngest daughter, was bitten by a savage dog last week.... The dog belongs to JOHN ELAM, Esq.
Mr. HIRAM JOHNSON, one of the proprietors of the ROCHESTER WOOLEN MILLS, was a soldier in the war of 1812. He participated in and gives a vivid description of the battle of Lundy's Lane and the siege of Lake Erie. We were lately much entertained by the old veteran's rehearsal of the stirring scenes of his youth.
A CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Mr. Editor. I notice in the spy of last week that WILLIAM CARTER wants to bet that he has the tallest corn in the county. I am his man... J. Z. WARBINGTON.
Last Tuesday night, while O'BRIEN'S caravan was passing out of Main Street at
the south end of town, one of the carriages stopped, ... one of O'Brien's
employees say, "The Tiger is out!" ... A company of brave men was
immediately formed, composed of MILO R. SMITH, R. F. C., DAVID M. RANNELLS,
Constable, J. P. MYERS, Marshal, Dr. JOHN E. BRACKETT, and others.
The colored troops were immediately thrown in front, and SCOTT HARSTEN stationed at the most dangerous point of attack (of which he afterward complained bitterly) But very little tiger blood was spilled on Friday morning, ED. GEARING bearing off the laurels, he coming nearest capturing the beast ...
An animal did escape, but not out of O'Brien's Menagerie. It was the Jacob-in, out of the Fulton Show... Later. We are informed that the Jacobin was captured yesterday, this side of Maxinkuckee Lake, near a pond where it was trying to crawl in a large crawfish hole. It has been returned to its owner...
DIED. -In Akron, (this county), Indiana, July 20, 1870, of Consumption, Mrs.
MARY E., wife of JOHN DAVIS .... A devoted wife, a tender mother, an
affectionate daughter and a loving sister, are the chronicles deeply impressed
upon the heart tablets of surviving friends. We have tender and earnest
sympathies for the bereaved ones, and especially in behalf of little MAGGIE, who
hung like a ministering angel, o'er the wasting form of the mother she loved so
-Also, on Saturday, July 23d, at the residence of Mr. GEO. INGRAHAM, in Rochester, of Consumption, HATTIE, daughter of LUMAN SMITH, of this Township.
-Also, on Tuesday the 26th, Mrs. HAWKINS, aged 57 years, at her residence in South Rochester.
POULTRY WANTED FOR THE N.Y. MARKET... at FRED FROMMIS Grocery Store. J. M.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, August 5, 1870
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the Merchantile partnership heretofore existing between JOHN SHORE and SHANNON MACKEY, doing business in the firm name of SHORE & MACKEY, at Rochester, is dissolved by mutual consent... Rochester, Aug. 3, 1870.
(Administrator's Notice) E. R. HERMAN appointed Administrator of the Estate of CYNTHIA A. WARRICK, late of Fulton County, deceased. Aug. 4.
Those knowing themselves indebted to the firm of G. W. & H. A. LYON... are requested to call and settle...
Those knowing themselves indebted to F. B. ERNSPERGER will please call and settle ...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the P.O. at Rochester, for the month ending July 31st, 1870: ANDERSON, Miss Maria. ANDERSON, C. F. BANTA, W. H. BANKS, Dr. Ephriam. CROFT, Mrs. Sarah E. COWEN, Moses C. CAREY, Wm. H. ENO, C. U. EVERED, John. FUSE, L. W. GUTHRIE, Mrs. W. B. GATES, Bant. HEDGECOCK, A. G. HANNA, Joseph F. HOOPER, Miss Sallie. HHUNTER, Samuel. HOLLISTER, Miss Mary. KUT, Mr. John. KEEN, A. LANGSDORF, Chas. MOORE, Mrs. Emma C. MOORE, Mr. L. MYERS, Enoch. MYERS, Abraham. MILLER, Hank. MILLER, Abraham. MILLER, Mrs. H. F. MACEY, N. McCOY, M. D. McCALF, Frank. NYE, Miss Jennie. PUMP MANUFACTORY. PINE, John. PERKINS, Amos. SHADLE, Charles W. SMITH, Miss Mary. SHEETS, Mr. Alfred. SHORE, Mrs. Anna. SHADLE, Mr. Levi. SCOTT, Elizabeth. VATT, James M. VEHRER, Jacob. WEADON, Miss Mary. WINSBUGOR, Mrs. A. WANSBROUGH, Rev. R. WALTERS, Daniel. WANOR, George. WOOD, Clarie. WOODS, Catherine. Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER. From The Indiana Journal of Commerce.
Rochester, the capital of Fulton County, is located on the Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville railroad, 99 miles north of Indianapolis. It is an active business place of about 2,500 inhabitants, and contains four church edifices and six religious organizations: Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Lutheran, Christian and Catholic; one graded school, and Masonic, Odd Fellows and Good Templar Lodges, three flouring mills, one woolen mill, one planing mill, one machine shop and foundry, one stave factory, one pump factory, two lumber yards, three wagon and carriage manufactories, and warehouses and steam elevator. ... since the construction of the railroad through the place it has commenced to grow... I notice several new brick business blocks and quite a number of handsome private residences ...
Iron, known as the bog ore, has been found in considerable quantities in the county. This ore is said to be of a very fine quality, and from every indication there are extensive deposits at different points. As early as 1838, Messrs. MOORE & McCOLLUM put into operation a forge, and from this ore made considerable quantities of merchant bar iron, which was pronounced by ironmongers to be of the very best quality. Some years after this the ore was worked into blooms, and large quantities shipped to Chicago, Cincinnati and Pittsburg. It was thoroughly examined and tested by the iron manufacturers of Pittsburg, and said by them to be a very superior quality of iron. The manufacture of iron from this ore was finally abandoned for want of facilities and means of transportation. From all that I have been able to learn, I have no doubt that this ore would answer the purpose of Iron Mountain or Lake Superior ores to mix with the Clay County and other Indiana ores ....
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, August 12, 1870
The Express office is now at the depot.
The corporation is putting down cross-walks on Main STREET, at alternate corners.
The German Lutherans are building a church edifice in the northwestern part of town.
FRANK REED, whose leg was broken in Cowgill's lumber yard a few weeks ago, is now able to walk with a crutch.
Drs. J. W. & J. E. BRACKETT have removed their office to the new building in rear of Shields' store.
THEO. P. REID, of the Third Auditor's office, Washington, is visiting his wife's relatives, the PARKER family of this town and county.
B. W. CRAVEN has just returned from Minnesota...
WM. CHINN'S infant daughter, less than two years old, got her leg broken the other day. She was climbing on a neighbor's gate, and the gate fell upon her.
JOHN ALLEMANG, aged 88, is the oldest person in Rochester Township. He worked most of his life as a blacksmith, and is as spry as most men at 70. He was born in Virginia.
DIED. CHARLEY, only son of DANIEL and EMILY AGNEW, died in this place last Tuesday, of cholera infantum.
The AKRON GLOBE is to be removed to Argos, Marshall Co ...
JOE CARR has the contract for building three SCHOOL HOUSES in Rochester Township - one at Ebeneezer, another in Germany, and the third replaces the Burton School house.
PETERSON & WHITE- have bought the MT. VERNON GRIST MILL, and are removing it to Fulton. The Fultonians rejoice at the prospect of the restoration of their former prosperity. That village has decayed since the removal of the FULTON MILL to Rochester.
Mr. ABRAM WHARTON left in our office yesterday a basketful of vegetables...
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING. There will be a Sunday School meeting held in the M.E. Church, in Rochester, Ind., on Saturday, at 1 oclock p.m. for the purpose of organizing a "COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION." ... Let every school in the county be represented. T. C. STRINGER, Publishing Committee.
SABBATH SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT. The children of the Sabbath School will give a public entertainment at the M.E. Church, Wednesday evening ... H. G. KEWNEY, E. F. CHINN, FRANK HECTOR, Managers.
ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP CONVENTION. The Republicans of Rochester Township... 100
or more ... met... last Saturday... (names mentioned) J. DAWSON, S. DAVIDSON, W.
H. MATTINGLY, Col. SHRYOCK, A. K. PLANK, JOHN ELAM, B. F. PORTER, E. KIRTLAND,
JAMES McQUERN, PORTER, HUDSON STILES, H. GRISTOL, ISAAC BLACKBURN, S. W.
SHIELDS, Capt. W. H. WILLIARD, WILLIS LINE.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, August 19, 1870
SELECT SCHOOL. Miss J. E. HILTON will re-open School August 29th, 1870, in Odd Fellows Hall...
(Estray Notice) Taken up by MOORE RALSTIN, on the 14th day of July, 1870... Appraised by AARON BALL and ROB'T McALEXANDER, before me, August 8, 1870, W. NEWCOMB, J. P. Attest: V. GOULD.
(Administrator's Notice) LOUISA PETERS, GEORGE BEEHLER, appointed Administrators of the Estate of HENRY PETERS, late of Fulton County, deceased.
(Non-Resident Notice) JOSEPH BIBLER vs EDWIN R. BOYER, Suit in Attachment ... this 17th day of August, 1870. E. R. HERMAN, Justice.
(Administrator's Sale) LOUISA PETERS, GEORGE BEEHLER, Admrs of the estate of HENRY PETERS, at late residence of the deceased in Richland Tp... Rochester, Aug. 15, 1870.
I have purchased the right to use Deer's Stump Extracter in this County... JOHN G. HILL, Fulton, Ind.
GEORGE BEEBER, the youngest of the brothers of that name, paid his old home a visit last week. George is landlord of the National of Huntington, and looks every inch the agreeable host.
NEW FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOP... Mr. GILMAN, of Fort Wayne, has bought the ground lying between the depot and water tank, and intends to immediately erect thereon shops for casting and repairing machinery, cars, &c. He will employ about thirty hands at first, and will enlarge his force as his business increases. ...
DIED. THEODORE DAVENPORT, an amiable and much-respected young man, aged 22
years, died at the residence of his mother, in this place, last Saturday. His
disease was inflamatory rheumatism, from which he has suffered several months.
His funeral took place at the M.E. Church Sunday afternoon, and the house was
filled with weeping friends who keenly felt their bereavement.
I. W. HOLEMAN, an old resident of this place, died in Laporte yesterday. His disease was consumption, whose stealthy advances he did much to resist, but failed to arrest. A few months ago he visited the South in the hope of receiving benefit from travel and change of air, but he rapidly declined after his return home. His age was about 50 years. He leaves a wife and one son in comfortable circumstances.
A BOY SHOT. Last Tuesday, LAFAYETTE, son of WM. NEFF, was accidently shot by
TOMMY NEWHOUSE. The boys were playing on the commons in the northwestern part of
town, roasting corn which they obtained in a neighboring field, and throwing
stones and shooting at birds. Newhouse had a four-barreled cartridge pistol, a
small concern, not capable of doing injury at any distance. With this, however,
he seriously wounded his playmate, the ball, intended for a killdeer, striking
young Neff on the jaw-bone, chipping off a piece thereof, and passing into the
child's neck. The wound, of itself, was not serious, but it was feared that
inflamation would ensue and cause death by suffocation. At this writing, we are
glad to say, the wounded lad is quite comfortable, and it is not doubted that he
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, August 26, 1870
(Non-Resident Notice) JOSEPH BIBLER vs EDWIN R. ROYER, Suit in Attachment ... this 17th day of August, 1870. E. R. HERMAN, Justice.
M. M. REX is building an elegant and commodious residence, on the corner of Madison and High sts.
DIED. Mrs. HATTIE GOSS, wife of SAMUEL GOSS, died in this place last Saturday. Her age was 24 years.
JOHN PRILL left a basket of tomatoes at this office last week...
H. L. POST... prepared to put down wells at the lowest figures. Orders should be left at D. S. Gould's Star Store.
The stock of ice put up here last winter is about exhausted. In Rochester, ice cream has become a dream of the past, and butter has assumed the appearance of oil.
Mr. B. W. CRAVEN left at our office recently a basket of ligarden truck," ...
DIED. -August 18, 1870, MARY AUGUSTA, daughter of HARVEY S. and HARRIET
FARRINGTON, aged one year, ten months and fourteen days.
-In Rochester, August 19, CHARLIE, infant son of E. B. and HARRIET CHINN, aged about 18 months.
Our townsman, WM. STURGEON, received 36 votes on the first ballot in the Democratic Congressional Convention. It is said that he might have been easily nominated, but he refused to accept the honor on the ground that he had other fish to fry...
FULTON CO. SABBATH SCHOOL UNION. Rochester, Ind., Aug. 20, 1870. The call for a meeting for the purpose of organizing a County Society to be called "The FULTON COUNTY SABBATH SCHOOL UNION," ... (names mentioned) ... Rev. Wm. McKINSEY, of Fulton, Mr. JOHN ALLEN, of Liberty Township, Rev. T. C. STRINGER, LEVI MERCER, DAVID McCAUGIIEY, Rev. N. L. LORD, J. L. CLOUSE, THOS. NEWHOUSE, Rev. W. PATTINSON, M. MILLER, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, SIIAS FERRY, JNO. LEITER, A. E. BACHELOR, Rev. JOHN McGRAW, AARON ROUCH, Rev. A. V. HOUSE ...
RE-UNION OF THE SEVENTY-THIRD. From a letter addressed to Lt. J. H. BEEBER by Maj. W. M. KENDALL, we learn that the surviving members of the 73d Reglt Ind. Vols. will hold a re-union at Plymouth, on Thursday, Sept. 8...
Young JOHN ELAM is in town soliciting for a Life and a Fire Insurance Co. He
represents the World Mutual Life, of N.Y.... and the Great Western Fire, of
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, September 2, 1870
The boys and girls danced all last night at Odd Fellows Hall.
Mr. WM. DAVIDSON has bought out DEL. WARDIS LIVERY STABLE and intends to add largely to the stock of vehicles and horses.
We have in our office a couple of copies of the ROCHESTER FLAG, printed in 1854, in both of which is agitated the project of building an East and West Railroad.
The German Lutheran Church is enclosed and the steeple is pushing its way above the trees. The building will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks.
S. KOCH has removed his stock of Watches and Jewelry to the store of Kirtland & Co.,.and is selling at and below cost in order to be able to leave town. ... CHAS. MATTHEWS will hereafter carry on business as a Jeweler in Kirtland's Book Store...
We learn that the Henry Township Republican caucus nominated DAVID SHEETS for Trustee, F. N. RICHARDSON for Assessor, and the present incumbent for Justice of the Peace...
SAMUEL BRICKEL and his estimable lady always manage to remember the printer... Their generosity lately took the shape of a basket of the finest peaches ...
DEATH. Within the last month Death has laid a heavy hand on this community...
Within the month of August the undertakers of Rochester have sent out 26
coffins. This would indicate an alarming amount of sickness in this vicinity,
and, indeed, there has been a great deal more than usual.
-On Saturday, Aug. 27, the wife of S. CARPENTER died at his residence on Madison st. Her remains were taken for interment to Ohio, from whence she came, less than a year ago, with every prospect of a long life before her.
-On the same day, ELMER, infant son of GEO. and ELIZABETH GLAZE.
-On Monday, Aug. 29, at the residence of WM. NEFF, Esq., Mrs. JULIA HARTLEY, aged 80 years.
-On Tuesday, Aug. 30, LYCURGUS E., infant son of JOHN W. RANNELLS.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, September 9, 1870
JUD. AULT is acting as Deputy Clerk.
A. J. EDWARDS has returned from Arkansas, and gives that country a very hard name.
Four emigrant wagons, bound for Kansas, passed through town the other day. They came from Kosciusko Co. We learn that several families contemplate leaving this county for the West at an early day.
NEW STORE. Mr. O. A. KEYS, of Lima, Ohio, has opened a stock of Dry Goods, &c. in the north room of the MASONIC BUILDING...
REMOVAL. Mrs. PLANK has removed her stock of Millinery Goods to her residence third house south of Court House Square, east side of Main st ...
THE NEW RAILROAD. The surveying party from the West, on the proposed line of the Celina, Huntington & Chicago extension of the BALTIMORE, PITTSBURGH & CONTINENTAL RAILWAY, reached here Saturday and surveyed the route through town on Monday. They report the route to Valparaiso as natural and easy of construction...
LAUER & DEICHMAN have again formed a partnership, and have opened a new and the largest stock of Ready-Made Clothing, Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, that was ever exhibited in Rochester. They occupy the corner room of Lyon & Kendrick's new brick building, and have formed a connection with Mr. JACOB GERSON, who is well-known as one of the best Garment Cutters in Northern Indiana...
POOR FARM. The County Commissioners have lately been looking at several farms, with the intention of buying one for the use of the poor. They have been negotiating all this week for F. W. STOCK'S land, which lies two and a half miles north of town...
FOUND DEAD. On Tuesday last the body of a dead man was found by Mr. GREEN, on an unfrequented part of the farm of Mr. STARBUCK, two and a half miles from Fulton, Liberty Township. The facts developed before the Coroner's jury render it probable that the body was that of an Irishman named MICHAEL COLLINS, who was seen in the neighborhood a week or ten days previously. He called at Mr. Green's house and asked for a drink of water, appeared to be very thirsty, sick and weak. in reply to questions he gave his name as above, and said that he had been working on the railroad near Peru. He evidently died that night or next day, as the body was very much decomposed and scarcely recognizable. He was dressed in blue clothes and had on a straw hat. A silver watch valued at $10 or $15 was found on his person.
NEW TYPE. Our patrons cannot fail to observe a change for the better in the appearance of the spy. It has been effected by a considerable outlay in the purchase of new type...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending August 31, 1870:
ARMSTRONG, Mr. AYDELOTT, Andrew J. ANDERSON, Maria. ANDERSON, C. F. BAYAND, Melissa, Miss. BOYNE, Parker. BARTHOLOMEW, Dan'l, Rev. CUMMINGS, A. C. DURBLE, Lawrence. DUNN, R. G. DIERKEN, Henry. EMERICK, William. ENOCH, R. L. FENGER, John F. GANBE, Adam J. HOADLY, W. H. HOLDEN, Maria. HEIGHWAY, Albert. HEATON, Ira. JOHNSON, Geo. KUHN, John. LANE, Lewis. MILLER, Kate, Miss. MOYER, Peter. McCOY, Jennie, Miss. MERSHEL, Thomas. MERLIN, Henry. MILLER, V. MEYER, Joseph. MACKEY, James. MARSHALL, Ludway. OYLER, Jacob. QUINN, Jas. P. STUDEBAKER, Mollie, Miss. SANLY, Catherine. TATTLE, Carey. THOMPSON, Samuel. WRIGHT, L. WAGONER, Sarah, Mrs. WALTERS, John F. - - - - E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
(Notice of Inquest) We, the undersigned jurors impaneled this day to hold an
inquisition on the body of MICHAEL COLLINS, found dead in the township of
Liberty... at the time of his death he was forty-five or fifty years of age; was
of a dark like complexion, and of a slender build, six feet high, and was
dressed in a pair of blue jeans pantaloons, darkish-colored vest, hickory shirt,
and a pair of boots and home-made straw hat. And on his person... one patent
lever watch, hunter-cased, and designated "Hantandon, Geneva" ...
ALFRED MARTIN, J.P., Acting Coroner. M. T. LOUDERBACK, JACOB STARBUCK, JOHN APT,
ALEX CONNER, SAMUEL ALLEN, LEVI W. POWNALL, WM. HOUSE, ALFRED SPARKS, HENRY
HOMER, JOHN G. HILL, LEASEN HOOVER, FREDERICK REESE, JOHN MILLER, JOSEPH TUTTLE,
JOHN LARGE, Jurors. Liberty Township, Sept. 7, 1870.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 16, 1870
FULTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN TICKET. For Clerk, VERNON GOULD. For Sheriff, DAVID
RADER. For Auditor, RICHMOND P. SMITH. For Treasurer, ABEL C. HICKMAN. For
Recorder J. N. INGRIM. For Commissioners, 1st, VACHEL C. CONN,
2d, JAMES C. THOMPSON, 3d, S. M. BISHOP. For Coroner, JOHN V. REED. For Surveyor, JAMES STINSON.
ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN TICKET. For Justices of the Peace, JNO. ELAM, JAS. McQUERN, B. F. PORTER. For Constables, HUDSON STILES, HARRY BRISTOL, ISAAC BLACKBURN, SAMUEL W. SHIELDS. For Trustee, ASA K. PLANK. For Assessor, W. H. WILLARD.
O. A. KEY'S New Dry Goods Store, in the North Room Masonic Building, Rochester, Indiana... Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Groceries, Queensware, Glassware... Country Produce taken in exchange for goods. O. A. KEYS. Rochester, Ind., Sept. 16, 1870.
AUCTION! ... Having determined to retire from trade... LYON & KENDRICK.
DIED. -CHRISTIAN WAGNER, a much respected German-American farmer, who resided
near Rochester, died day before yesterday.
-JACOB BARRETT, an old resident of Rochester, departed this life last Wednesday. He was aged sixty years.
-The wife of WILLIAM LACKEY, who was one of Judge MILLER'S daughters, died last Tuesday, at her liusband's residence, four miles south of Rochester, on the Michigan Road.
-The infant son of DAVID C. and ALMIRA EDWARDS died in this place last Wednesday.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, September 23, 1870
DIED. Mr. FARNER, an elderly man, died in this place last Friday.
... Mr. HENRY HAMLET and JOSEPH ROBBINS, Esq., have presented us with (peaches) ...
RE-UNION OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH INDIANA... held in this place last Monday and
Tuesday... (lengthy details) ... (resolutions thanking): A. C. COPELAND, JOHN P.
MYERS, H. B. JAMISON, JOHN H. BEEBER, TOM J. CHAMBERLAIN, JUD. AULT, JOHN H.
LONG, MILO R. SMITH... Committee: D. C. McCOLLUM, H. C. LONG, JNO. W. ELAM, L.
B. CROSBY, JOS. W. BEEBER, VERNON GOULD.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 30, 1870
DISSOLUTION. ... co-partnership... between SAMUEL W. and SAMUEL S. TRACY, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The accounts of the firm are left in the hands of H. B. JAMISON for collection. Rochester, Ind., Sept. 10, 1870.
(Non-Resident Notice) JOHN LOUDERBACK vs GEORGE W. LOUDERBACK, by E. CALKINS, atty... this 24th day of September, A.D. 1870. VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
M. M. REX, Surgeon Dentist, Rochester, Ind... Office over Kirtland's Book Store.
Yesterday several hay stacks on the premises of J. PYLE, Esq., were struck by
lightning and consumed.
A. K. PLANK has rented the South Room of the MAMMOTH BUILDING, and will remove his Drug Store as soon as the premises are vacated...
The new firm of butchers, TRACY & STALLARD, are winning golden opinions and showers of greenbacks from their customers...
FROMM & ROBBINS are fitting up the old BARRACKS, and making a very decent building thereof. They have cut off one room for a grocery store, to be run as a branch of their main establishment; the remainder of the building will be used as a grain warehouse, as they intend to engage extensively in the purchase of wheat.
DOC. COLLINS' health is bad and he talks of leaving the county, but his customers cannot think of parting with him. He is a first-class barber...
MARRIED. At the residence of SAMUEL HEFFLEY, the bride's father, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1870, at 9 A.M. by Rev. T. C. STRINGER, Mr. JOHN H. SMITH and Miss FLOY HEFFLEY ...
EXCITEMENT IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP. We learn that the people of Liberty Township
have lately been much excited over a suspicion that MICHAEL COLLINS, whose dead
body was found there some weeks ago, came to his death by violence. A second
inquest was held, and suspicion rested on Mr. STARBUCK, on whose land the body
was found. It would seem, however, that there were very slight grounds for the
suspicion, as Mr. S. was discharged from custody after a full hearing of the
evidence... Mr. Starbuck is one of the last men we should suspect... and there
seems to be nothing in his past life that would mark him as an unduly passionate
man. Doubtless, those who took part in the proceedings against him deeply regret
their unjust suspicions...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, October 7, 1870
COLFAX IN ROCHESTER. ... Yesterday was a grand and glorious day for
Republicanism in this region. The Vice President addressed an immense throng, by
far the largest meeting that has assembled in Rochester during the last four
The Vice President arrived on the morning train, and was met by a host of old friends. He was escorted to the residence of A. C. BEARSS, where he dined and remained until the hour for speaking ... He was formally introduced to the vast audience by Col. SHRYOCK, ...
JOHN STAILEY, formerly editor of the ROCHESTER MERCURY, arrived here from
Washington last Tuesday. He comes to his old home every two years to vote ... is
employed in the Dead Letter Office, and though his family is with him, he still
claims a residence here.
A VISIT TO PLEASANT GROVE. In company with E. CALKINS, candidate for Joint Representative, we paid a flying visit to Pleasant Grove, Union Township, last Saturday... The community seems to be enterprising, industrious and sober. The Kewanna House, at which we stopped, is a good hotel ...
PLEASANT GROVE, or KEWANNA, the latter being the name of the Post Office, is a stirring and active little place. It contains one or more church buildings, a good steam saw and grist mill, &c... with the help of the township, are erecting a fine school edifice. Already they have a flourishing Graded School, of which Mr. McAFEE, formerly of this place, is Principal.
Mr. J. W. CARTER, P.M., has agreed to act as our correspondent and agent in Kewanna...
A FAMILY REUNION. ... WHITTENBERGER family... 12th of the present month...
the celebration of the fifty-fourth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
Whittenberger, who were married in the year 1816, and who moved to their present
residence near Akron, in Fulton county, in the year 1836, where they have ever
since resided. They have raised a family of ten sons and one daughter, one of
the sons being now engaged in business in this city -- and all of them living.
The father is now 75 years old, and the mother 77 years of age; the oldest son
is 53, and the daughter, the youngest of the family, 31 years old ... Rev. Mr.
BEACON, of the M.E. Church, made some very appropriate and feeling remarks... -
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, October 28, 1870
A STOLEN HORSE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has in his possession, at his LIVERY STABLE, in the town of Rochester... one Sorrel Mare ... supposed to be stolen. E. B. CHINN. Oct. 19, 1870.
WHEELER & WILSON'S SEWING MACHINES... Mrs. W. H. MATTINGLY, Agent, Union Spy Office, Rochester, Ind.
The SHRIVER family, who have been on trial for several days, before Justice
HERMAN, on the charge of resisting a process in the hands of on officer, were
acquitted, except the old gentleman, JESSE, who was bound over to court.
WM. B. SHRIVER, for whom the officer was searching, and whose presence is desired in Missouri to answer a charge of Grand Larceny, was arrested Wednesday, we understand, near Wabash town.
Mr. SLICK'S valedictory appeared in the TIMES last week. He has, as we predicted, made a very good editor ...
DIED. -WILLIAM H. H. HAMLET was born April 6th, 1813, and died, at his
residence in Newcastle Township, October 24th, 1870, aged 57 years, 6 months and
18 days. For weeks he anticipated his approaching dissolution, arranged all his
temporal matters, gave directions concerning his burial, and talked like a man
who was just ready to take a long journey. A few days before his death he
purchased a beautiful Bible, at a cost of Fifteen Dollars, remarking to a
friend, "I never expect to be able to read a word in it, but I know nothing
of greater value I could leave to my children." May his sons and daughters
search that volume ...
-THOMAS MERCER, Sr., departed this life, at the residence of his son and namesake, October 21, 1870. He was born in Virginia in February, 1793, and was at the time of his death past 77 years of age. He served in the war of 1812, and died as he lived, a true patriot. He united with the M.E. Church some twenty years ago... For many years he has suffered from a painful disease, ...
TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. Mr. GREEN, the School Examiner, informs us that the Fulton County Teachers' Institute will meet at the School House, in Rochester, next Monday week ...
(Non-Resident Notice) LEVI M. DOWNEY vs MONROE B. GLICK and BENJAMIN GLICK, by E. CALKINS, Atty... this 8th day of October, A.D. 1870. VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
DISSOLUTION... partnership in the practice of medicine... is this day
dissolved by mutual consent... A. H. ROBBINS, C. B. HIGGINS. Rochester, Ind.
October 15, 1870.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, November 4, 1870
ROCHESTER FOUNDRY & MACHINE SHOP. Manufacturing and Repairing of Engines, Boilers, Agricultural and Mill Machinery, promptly done. F. GILMAN, Proprietor.
The residence of Mrs. SMITH, situated in Henry township, was destroyed by fire one day last week. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective flue ... A portion of the furniture, and a few articles of clothing was all that was saved.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, for the month
ending October 31st, 1870:
AMMERMAN, George. ALLEN, Mr. Oliver. AULT, W. A. ANDERSON, Hannah. BERTER, Miss Susan. BROWN, Mr. J. B. BOWMAN, H. L. BURSON, John. BARNES, John. CULVER, Mrs. Jane. CONDIT, J. P. CROCKER, Robert. CONNER, Mrs. Catherine. DAVIS, Mrs. Eliza Jane. DELANEY, John. EDMIAN, Miss Lina. EISENHOUR, W. H. EMMONS, Finly. GOSS, Jonas. GOSS, Miss Rosanna. GATES, G. HEDGECOCK, A. G. HADMAN, Wm. JANKINS, Mary A. KING, Robert. KELLER, Mr. John. LASER, L. LEWIS, Lovett, Mr. OWEN, Mrs. W. LeGEVI, George. MILIKEN, J. B. MILLER, Sarah A. MEREDITH, H. A. McKEAN, Mr. John. MILLER, H. MASH, David. MILLER, Maggie. MOSS, Francis M. MULHOLM, Aaron NYE, Francis. NORRIS, Mary E. PLASTER, James. PLANK, Mr. John. PARK, Z. RUNKEL, Jacob. RUSSEL, Rev. E. A. RICKEL, Mr. Jacob. ROBBINSON, Job. REED, George W. RITHIAS, John. SHIVELY, Samuel. SAXON, James. SCHAAF, Mr. Joseph. SAXTON, Hoover. TRIBBET, Sophia. TAYLOR, Miss Ella. WARNT, Miss Libbie. WARE, Belle. WILLIAMS, Martha. WAGONER, Jacob WISE, Charles. WINES, Mr. James. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
DIED. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the residence of I. CONNER, Esq, in Rochester, Ind., SAMUEL D. LINE, aged 25 years...
REMOVAL! A. K. PLANK has removed his stock of Drugs to Lyon & Kendrick's old stand ... MAMMOTH BUILDING, Rochester, Indiana, where he, or his clerk, J. H. SHELTON, is at all times ready to wait upon those who favor him with a call... Rochester, Nov. 4, 1870.
(Non-Resident Notice) ANDREW E. BABCOCK vs ALLEN GALLAHER and EMERY DAGGETT,
by ESSICK & CONNER, Attorneys... this 1st day of November, A.D., 1870.
VERNON GOULD, Clerk.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, November 11, 1870
DOC. COLLINS has sold out and another barber is installed in his place.
The new foundry did its first casting last Saturday...
J. P. SHOWECKER, Dentist, has removed his office to the MASONIC BUILDING.
Dr. J. L. BOOTH has left these parts, considerably in debt...
Elder A. F. LEAMON of the Christian Church will preach at the Court House next Sunday evening at the usual hour.
Mr. MILTON WILEY informs us that a fire, on the prairie west of Rochester, lately destroyed a large amount of hay...
During our late absence from home the locals for this paper were written by Mr. R. C. WALLACE. Bob is a good writer and a young man of promise. All that stands in the way of his going to Congress some day is the fact that he is a Democrat ...
Dr. MONTAGUE, Clairvoyant and Natural Healer, will be at the Wallace House, Rochester, Indiana, from Monday, Nov. 14th, until Nov. 24th.
ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUICIDE. ... Yesterday a stranger... a young man, apparently about 32 years of age, less than medium height, black hair, dark complexion, by trade a harness maker, calls himself JACKSON BLOOM... (employed by) MYERS' HARNESS SHOP... represented himself as originally from Now York, but said he had been tramping through the West for a number of years, last worked at Galesburg, Illinois ... (intoxicated... attempted suicide... )
THE ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL. The fall term... closed Friday, Nov. 4th. The school for the past six months has been under the supervision of Prof. C. T. WOOD... examinations (by Prof. Wood and Mr. CRAVEN) ... A number of the students have already secured schools for the winter. Among this number are GEORGE W. MEREDITH, GEO. WALLACE, B. F. MECHLING, FRANK AUSMAN, BRUCE SURGUY, Miss LUCY SMITH and Mr. TOWNSEND.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by E. B. CHINN, in Rochester... appraised by D. W. LYON, J. W. ROSS and WM. PIPPINGER, before me this Nov. 4, 1870. E. R. HERMAN, J.P., Attest: V. GOULD, Clerk.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, November 18, 1870
DIED. A little daughter of Capt. SHIELDS, aged about three years, died at Akron last Monday.
JIM BRUETTE and PHIL SCOTT have fitted up their barber shop in a neat and cleanly, if not expensive manner. Jim has shaved every man in Fulton County, having been engaged in the business for many years ...
Rev. JOHN ADELL, charged with an assault with intent to commit rape on the person of a lady in Aubbeenaubbee Township, has been granted a change of venue to Pulaski County...
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN. this first class drama will be represented at Odd Fellows Hall, Friday and Saturday evenings next by a local AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY...
FULTON COUNTY TEACHERS' INSTITUTE... at the Public School Building, in Rochester, on Monday, Nov. 7th, 1870, and was called to order by Prof. W. H. GREEN, County Examiner... (names mentioned): S. R. MOON, T. C. STRINGER, R. C. WALLACE, Rev. W. PATTINSON, Prof. WOOD, N. G. HUNTER, Miss MAGGIE CHAMBERLAIN, MARIA CAFFYN, L. E. RANNELLS, Miss FORD, Mrs. POND, Miss WALTERS, Prof. GREEN, ENOCH MYERS, GEO. MEREDITH, Mr. HINMAN, C. P. WRIGHT, LAFE BRYAN, E. P. FERRY, Mr. HOPPLE.
Circuit Court is in session. The new Judge, Hon. T. S. STANFIELD deports
himself on the bench as if to the manor born... M. L. ESSICK entered upon the
duties of Prosecutor last Monday... The new Clerk, SAM KEELY, did not feel
sufficiently well acquainted with the duties of his office ... and ANTHONY
SMITH, of Logansport, is assisting him.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, November 25, 1870
The TIMES is to be enlarged to an 32-column sheet, and the proprietor is now at Cincinnati negotiating for a new press.
A new BRIDGE is to be built over MILL CREEK at the point where that stream is crossed by the Warsaw Road.
... Rochester, Ind., Nov. 23d, 1870. I have been suffering from Dyspepsia, and general Nervous Depression for twenty years. I have been under Dr. MONTAGUE'S treatment for ten days, and now feel perfectly well ... MARTIN WEAVER.
MARRIED. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24th, 1870, at the bride's residence in
Rochester, by Elder A. F. LEAMON, Dr. ANGUS BROWN and Mrs. LUCY SHAFFER...
FIRE. Last Sunday morning, about half past one oclock fire was discovered in a building belonging to ISAIAH BALL, in Marshtown, Wayne township. The flames made such rapid progress that the family occupying the premises were unable to save any of their effects, not even their clothing. The conflagration extended to three other buildings, two of which were occupied as dwellings. All the property consumed, except Mr. Ball's building, belonged to a resident of Dayton, Ohio.
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN... by the ROCHESTER AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY, Friday and Saturday evenings last ... (names mentioned): Dr. J. E. BRACKETT, NELS. HUNTER, R. C. WALLACE, ED. HORTON, M. T. OSGOOD, S. R. MOON, E. RITENOUR, CURG. RANNELLS, Mrs. F. M. ASHTON, Miss BELLE TRIMBLE, Miss CHAMBERLAIN, Miss LAWHEAD, Miss LAMB.
At a meeting of the stockholders of the Ft. Wayne & Pacific Railroad,
held in this place last week, the following officers were elected: R. S.
DWIGGINS, President; Mr. BAKER, Vice President; Mr. STACKHOUSE, Secretary; K. G.
SHRYOCK and SIDNEY KEITH, Directors.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 2, 1870
CITY BARBER SHOP, opposite floover's Furniture Store, Rochester, Ind... JAMES BRUETTE, PHIL. SCOTT.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. Burning of WM. WALLACE'S Flouring Mill, Partial Destruction
of Another Building, Rochester in Extreme Peril.
On Tuesday night last ... flames were discovered issuing from the premises known as Wm. Wallace's GRIST MILL ... A strong wind from the northeast prevailed, carrying blazing cinders across Main street, over the Methodist Church, as far as Odd Fellow's Hall. On the roofs of business houses, dwellings, barns and out-houses, there fell a continual shower of fire, jeopardizing fully one-third of the town.
A small dwelling house, opposite the mill, belonging to ROLLO PHELPS, ignited... was saved in a damaged condition...
The WALLACE HOUSE was in imminent peril. The barn was right in the path of the blazing cincers ... Water was handed up to men on the roof, and they kept the shingles so wet that they would not burn...
WILDER'S BAKERY and contiguous structures required narrow watching and the promptest efforts to save them from the flames ...
The burning of the mill involves a loss of about $6,000... The engine and boiler a-re comparatively uninjured... $300 will over the damage to Phelps' building.
Mr. TUBBS, an old gentleman and a first-class miller, had put in the mill several hundred dollars in the way of repairs.
Some of the sparks from the burning mill were carried by the wind to the roof
of the CORNELIUS' BUILDING...
The M. E. Pastor mounted the roof of the parsonage and extinguished all the fire that fell thereon... R. WALLACE ... fell from the roof of a shed, and jarred his corporosity considerably.... JOHN BEEBER and others maintained their positions on the roof... CHES. CHEMBERLAIN was on the upper floor of Phelps' building, where the flames were rolling over his head, water deluging him...
LYMAN, son of GEORGE BEARSS, had an arm crushed last Sunday at Peru by a handcar. Dr. HIGGINS adjusted the fracture, and the lad is doing well.
GRAND LARCENY. Last Wednesday morning a barrel of flour was missed from a car
that was awaiting shipment from this station. The owners, Messrs. LONG &
MILLER, were notified of their loss, and they employed an officer to search for
the property. Near the station a track over which the barrel had been rolled was
discovered, and the flour traced to the residence of H. F. LANDIS, who
acknowledged the theft and confessed to the stealing of other goods from the
cars. He was arrested and committed to jail to await trial...
Landis is a dull, stupid follow, but was generally esteemed honest until a few months ago, when he was overhauled in an attempt to leave the State for the purpose of defrauding his creditors. He has lately been employed by the railroad to pump water for the train... He is by no means bright, hardly capable of making any fine distinctions about the right of property ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 9, 1870
J. W. RICKER'S CORN SHELLER... A. T. & J. W. WILDER.
(Petition to Sell Real Estate) E. R. HERMAN, Admr. of the estate of CYNTHIA WARRICK, to sell real estate. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
We neglected to say last week that the PHELPS' BUILDING, which was damaged very much by fire and water, was occupied by the families of WM. HEFFLEY and RUFUS CRIST...
CHURCH DEDICATION... the new GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH, last Sunday... conducted
in the German tongue ... in the forenoon... The new church edifice stands on
Jefferson street, in the northwest part of town. It cost, including the lot,
$2,000, and was built, with some little outside help, by the denomination to
whose uses it was dedicated. The building is 2Ox46; height of ceiling 12 ft. It
is surmounted by a steeple 50 ft in height...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 16, 1870
(Executor's Notice) A. McDONALD appointed Executor of the last will and testament of HENRY CONRAD, late of Fulton County... Dec. 9, 1870.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS... in regular session on Monday, Dec. S. Messrs. GRAHAM and EIDSON, newly-elected... (names mentioned): WM. MASTELLAR, WM. McMAHAN, ELI SMITH, JOHN PENCE, SEBASTIAN GOSS, AARON ROUCH, JOS. M. GREGORY, LINDLEY MOORE, JOHN P. BARNHART, JAS. H. SPRAY, S. W. JULIAN, D. C. OLIVER, KYRAN WALSH, C. S. BOOTS, JOHN P. MYERS, JOHN EDWARDS, ANDREW J. EDWARDS, FREEMAN GILLMAN, JOHN W. BLACK, GEO. BAILEY... (allowances): GEORGE SPRAGUE, GEORGE WILSON, JOHN W. BRAYMAN, LEWIS POWERS, S. S. NEWELL, NORMAN ADAMS, ROBERT OWENS, R. W. JACKSON, J. DICKSON, PHILLIPS & LEITER, AARON ROUCH, J. M. GREGORY, W. H. GREEN, W. H. MATTINGLY, W. C. MOORE, ERNSPERCER & JACKSON, FEDER & SILBERBERG, C. VAN TRUMP, GEORGE B. SCOTT, VERNON GOULD, Dr. S. W. GOULD, E. T. ANDERSON, JAS. L. McMAHAN, ROBERT WALLACE, Dr. J. TOLERTON, E. S. BARNES, THOMAS MERCER, R. J. BRIGHT, A. K. PLANK, A. R. THOMPSON, J. DAWSON, WM. KELSEY, C. P. HINMAN, JAS. SHIVELY, JOHN SHOUP, FRITZ & CHRIST, SAM BEEBER, WM. KELSEY, ISAAC HIATT, DAN AGNEW, ELI ROGERS, JESSE SHIELDS, CORNELIUS & DUMBAULD, FROMM & ROBBINS, S. J. PILKENTON, LYON & KENDRICK, MERCER & SHEPHERD, JACOB MILLER, A. E. NELLONS, ASA COPLEN, WM. WALLACE, N. J. CLYMER, J. C. LOVELAND, ELLIOTT & BROWN, LEVI MONTGOMERY, BENJ. STEFFY, P. C. DUMBAULD, J. M. MARTIN, B. A. EIDSON, C. S. GRAHAM...
DIED. -WALLACE TRUE, a well known citizen of this county, died at his
residence, at Trues' Mills, last Saturday morning, aged about 40 years. The
deceased was a valuable member of society, not only on account of his private
worth, but also because he was an energetic, enterprising man. His brother,
LAFAYETTE TRUE, died about a year ago. Between these two a bond existed that
reminded beholders of the friendship of David and Jonathan. They went to
California together, came home and entered into business together. They had but
one purse and all their property was owned in common. Both were held in the
highest estimation by their friends and neighbors.
-CHAUNCEY TRUE, an uncle of the above-named, died in Rochester last Tuesday. He was also highly respected as an upright, moral citizen. This family has suffered terribly from the hand of Death within a few months.
-LEWIS BAILEY, aged 53, died in Rochester last Monday. He has been confined to the house several months with a white swelling, which finally took his life. He was a native of Kentucky.
We intend to print the whole of our paper in Rochester after the first of January...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, December 30, 1870
J. B. ELLIOTT, the well-known proprietor of the ROCHESTER TANNERY, has established a Hide and Leather Store on Main street...
MARRIED. -On Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 1870, at the residence of the bride's
mother, in Rochester Township, by Rev. W. PATTINSON, Mr. JAMES W. MACKEY and
LAVINAH I. SINKS.
-We learn that Prof. W. H. BANTA, of the Valparaiso F. and M. College, was recently married to Miss RHODA BATES, a teacher in the same institution... he was for some time Principal of our Public School.
STRANGE DISEASE AMONG CATTLE. Saturday morning last some cattle belonging to ANDREW CURTIS, who lives seven miles east of Rochester, manifested symptoms of a strange and, as was afterwards proved, fatal disease...
Mr. ALEX. CURTIS, an experienced stock breeder, says that the same malady, of which his brother's cattle died, prevails in Illinois...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, January 6, 1871
J. B. ELLIOTT, Tanner and Currier, and Dealer in All Kinds of Leather...
Hides and Pelts ... Store three doors south of the old Continental House.
We learn that revivals of religion are in progress at GREEN OAK, and also at BURNS' CHAPEL, in Henry Township. At the former place the interest is said to be intense, and a large number of additions have been made to the M.E. Church.
The Commissioners have been in special session this week, for the purpose of examining farms offered for sale as CO. ASYLUM. MARTIN is known to be favorable to the purchase of Mr. WM. MOORE'S farm, but the others are understood to cherish different preferences...